Dec 21, 2015 10:15 AM by Cort Klopping
Very wet, and windy weather ahead for your Monday forecast. Temperatures are starting out in the mid 40's for the valley, and low to mid 30's in the mountains. High temperatures will only climb into the low to mid 50's in the valley, and into the high 30's to mid 40's in the mountains. Winds will be a major factor today, and there will be a Winds Advisory in place for the valley from noon until midnight. Valley winds will be from 20 to 35mph, with gusts to around 45mph out of the South. Mountain winds will be out of the South from 10 to 25mph, with gusts to 45mph. Snow levels be between 4000 to 5500 feet. 1 to 2 feet of snow will be possible down to 7000 feet, 12 to 18 inches of snow will be possible down to 5000 feet, 2-5 inches of rain will be possible down to 2000 feet, and valley areas will get .25inches to an inch of rain through Tuesday morning.
Showers look to taper off by mid day on Tuesday, and the dry conditions will persist through Wednesday. This will be the most ideal time for travelers to hit the roads, as the next wet system takes a hold of the region on Thursday. Temperatures will be in the high 50's to low 60's in the valley on Tuesday, but will dip back into the 40's on Wednesday. Heavy rain and snow will be ahead for Thursday, with the potential for snowfall down to 2000 feet. Showers will fizzle out for Christmas morning on Friday. Most of Christmas and the day after will be dry, but another wet system could dip into the north state on Sunday. I hope everyone stays safe on the wet roads, and has a marvelous Monday!
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