Brief Dry Pattern

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A shortwave trough will be moving through the area today bringing rain to the area as it goes. Starting at the coast and northern California we’ll see showers through the early afternoon and as the system continues moving to the northeast it will bring showers to the east side of the Cascades. At the higher elevations we’ll see strong winds associated with this system, and at the lower elevations we’ll see morning fog.

Once this system moves through today we’ll see a dry pattern take hold as high pressure builds in the region, but it’s a short-lived trend. Friday a longwave trough will push into the areas starting with showers at the coast Friday afternoon then moving inland overnight. This weekend we’ll see widespread heavy rainfall, possibly the most significant rain event we’ve seen so far this season. Temperatures will be staying warm so snow levels will remain high through this event, and then start to drop on Monday. Winds will also pick up on Saturday and stay with us through the start of the week, especially on the east side.

Stay dry out there, and as Ron Brown would suggest, rake up those wet leaves while you can! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook as I’ll provide more weather information and driving conditions. Thanks for logging on and have a great Tuesday!

Meteorologist Megan Parry