Mar 11, 2016 10:56 AM by Cort Klopping
Heavy rain, and strong South winds are ahead for your Friday. Rain will become much heavier towards the middle of the day, and heavy rain will continue through the weekend. There will be the potential for thunderstorms to develop in the valley and foothills this afternoon. Snow levels are around 6000', but are expected to dip to around 5500' this afternoon. Winds for today will be out of the South to around 15mph, with gusts up to around 35mph. Temperatures are starting out in the low to mid 50's in the valley, and in the mid 30's to high 40's in the mountains. High temperatures will be in the mid to high 50's in the valley, and in the low 40's to low 50's in the mountains.
Two more systems will track through the north state this weekend, leaving the region with more significant rainfall, and strong South winds. Snow levels will dip to around 4000' late Saturday in to Sunday morning. Winds will gust up to around 45mph out of the South on Saturday night. Projections for heavy rain have prompted a Flood Watch in place through Sunday evening. 3 to 5 inches of rain will be possible for the valley this weekend, and the highest peaks of the mountains could get up to around 3 feet of snow.
The potential for lighter showers will linger across the northern zones of the state on Monday, but will taper off by Monday night. Clearing skies, and much warmer temperatures will be ahead for the middle of next week. Sunny skies, with low 70's are expected for the valley by Thursday. I hope everyone stays safe in the wet and windy weather, has a fantastic Friday, and a wonderful weekend!