Very Wet & Windy Storm System Arrives Today

Dec 3, 2015 10:29 AM by Cort Klopping

Rain, snow, and strong South winds are ahead for the north state in your Thursday forecast. Temperatures have only dipped into the mid to high 40's overnight in the valley, and into the high 20's to mid 40's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to be in the mid to high 50's in the valley, and into the 41 to 48 degree range in the mountains. Showers will spread across the entire region by this afternoon. Valley areas can expect to have rain arrive between noon and 1pm. Snow levels will fall to around 4500 to 5000 feet. Up to a half an inch of rain will be possible in the valley, while higher elevations could get up to an inch and a half of rain. 9 to 15 inches of snow will be possible down to around 7000 feet, and 4 to 9 inches of snow will be possible down to around 4500 feet. Winds will also be a major factor throughout the day. Gusts in the valley will be up to 30mph out of the South, and mountains gusts could reach 45mph. Sustained winds will be between 10 to 25mph out of the South.

The potential for showers will diminish early Friday morning, and dry weather will be ahead for most of Friday, and all of Saturday. Temperatures will continue to be in the low to mid 50's for the valley, and high 30's to high 40's in the mountains. Overnight low temperatures in the valley will range from the mid 30's to mid 40's through your extended forecast.

Another round of showers will arrive in the region on Sunday, and last through early Monday morning. Dry weather will return on Monday afternoon, and linger for Tuesday. Yet another wet system is expected to arrive in the region on Wednesday. I hope everyone stays safe in the wet and windy weather today, and has a great Thursday!


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