Oct 29, 2015 10:20 AM by Cort Klopping
Mostly sunny skies, warmer temperatures, and strong North winds are ahead for your Thursday forecast. Mostly clear skies have allowed temperatures to become much cooler than 24 hours ago. Valley areas are starting out the day in the mid 40's to mid 50's, and mountain areas have dipped into the high 20's to low 40's. Afternoon high temperatures will climb into the mid to high 70's for the valley, and into the mid 50's to mid 60's in the mountains. Winds will gust to around 30mph out of the North in the valley today, with sustained winds from 10 to 20mph. Mountain winds will be out of the North to around 15mph. Humidity values will fall to around 20 percent this afternoon. The stronger winds, warmer temperatures, and lower humidity will drive an increase in fire danger this afternoon.
Temperatures will be slightly warmer tomorrow, and winds will continue to be strong. Valley areas will top out in the low 80's on Friday, and mountain areas will mostly be in the high 60's. There will be a very modest drop in temperatures on Halloween, and conditions are expected to be very mild.
The next chance for showers will drop down from the Pacific Northwest on Sunday. Temperatures will fall back into the 60's for the valley, and snow levels will fall to around 5000 feet. Temperatures will continue to cool on Monday, and snow levels will dip to around 4000 feet by Monday morning. The chance for showers and thunderstorms will linger through Monday afternoon. Skies will clear out on Tuesday, but temperatures will remain below average. I hope everyone stays safe with the strong winds this afternoon, and has a great Thursday!
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