Jan 18, 2016 10:50 AM by Cort Klopping
Cloudy skies, light showers, and the potential for afternoon thunderstorms are ahead for your Monday. The majority of the precipitation heading into the state is now down to the South, and East of the north state. 24 hour rain totals have been impressive, with some parts of the valley reporting up to 1.25 inches of rain, and some mountain areas boasting upwards of 3 inches. Some lingering showers will be possible across the region through mid day, with snow levels staying close to 5000 feet. Thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon, and could be accompanied by stronger winds, and small scale hail. Sustained winds will be out of the South from 10 to 15mph, with gusts up to around 25mph possible. Temperatures have only dipped into the low to mid 50's in the valley, and into the mid 30's to mid 40's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the mid to high 50's for the valley, and mountain areas can expect 40's this afternoon.
The next wet system will arrive in the region tonight. Most areas will start to see precipitation after midnight, with very impressive rain and snow expected during the morning commute. That rain and snow is expected to continue through most of the day, before tapering off Tuesday night. Snow levels will mostly range down to around 5500 feet. Wednesday looks to be cloudy, but dry. Another very impressive looking system will arrive Wednesday night into Thursday morning. That system is expected to continue to funnel plenty of moisture through the end of the week. I hope everyone enjoys the lighter showers passing through the region today, and has a marvelous Monday!