Feb 15, 2016 10:53 AM by Cort Klopping
Mostly sunny skies, well above average temperatures, and breezy conditions are ahead for your Monday. Clouds have continued to pass through the region overnight, but are expected to clear out early this morning. Temperatures are starting out in the 50 to 59 degree range in the valley, and in the low 30's to mid 40's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the mid 70's to low 80's in the valley, and into the 60's in the mountains. Winds will be out of the Northwest from 10 to 15mph, with gusts to around 25mph. There will be the chance for limited fog development in the Northern Mountains this morning, but that looks to be the only impact on commuters this morning.
Dry weather, sunny skies, and very warm temperatures will continue for your Tuesday, but big changes arrive on Wednesday. Mostly cloudy skies will be ahead by Wednesday morning, and rain looks very likely for the afternoon. Snow levels will be down to around 5000 feet with the approaching system. Around an inch of rain will be ahead for the valley, and around 3 inches of rain will be possible in the higher elevations. Valley temperatures will fall into the low to mid 60's on Wednesday, and into the high 50's to mid 60's on Thursday. Showers will linger across the region on Thursday, and far Northern zones of the state may have more rain ahead for Friday.
Clearing skies, and warming temperatures return for the weekend. Most valley areas will be in the 60's on Saturday, but will return to the mid 70's on Sunday. I hope everyone enjoys the pleasant weather ahead for today, is ready for the rain to return midweek, and has a marvelous Monday!
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