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Chance for Early Halloween Showers

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

A weak warm front will nudge into our northern reaches overnight tonight into tomorrow bringing a chance for a few isolated light showers mainly to the coast and Cascades with only a slight chance for western areas. All areas will dry out by the early afternoon so trick-or-treating or any other Halloween activities will be dry albeit cool.

Friday will return sunshine to the area as high pressure returns briefly and will be the warmest day of the week. A strong cold front will arrive Saturday knocking our temperatures back to what we saw last Saturday, about 5 degrees below normal. The front will also bring more rain, snow and wind to the area. Snow levels will drop to 4,000 feet and potentially down to 3,000 feet overnight Saturday which means east side areas will see more snow than rain with this system. Most of the precipitation will fall along and west of the Cascades with spotty showers for the east side and northern California. Winds will pick up Friday evening and we could see gusts up to 45-50 mph for the coast, ridges and east side. With the colder temperatures, wind chills will be quite cold over the weekend.

This front will open the storm door for more active weather into next week, though the strongest system will be the Saturday one. Stay tuned to Newswatch12 for the latest! Thanks for logging on and have a great evening!

Meteorologist Megan Parry