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Changing Pattern

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High pressure will persist for one more day which means so does the inversion, air quality problems and fog. Tomorrow a front will bring light rain to the area with most of the precipitation falling at the coast and on the west side of the Cascades. This front will be our first chance to break the inversion, but it is fairly weak so we may have to wait until Thursday when a stronger front moves through bringing heavier precipitation and windy conditions. Winds will pick up today in the mountains and increase through Thursday due to both of the fronts we’ll see this weekend.

Snow levels will drop to 3,000 feet tomorrow afternoon with the passing of the first front, and close to 1,500 feet by Friday morning when the second stronger front moves through. This may lead to winter travel conditions on the passes and remember you can find current road conditions under the weather links. I’ll also be updating my Facebook with road and weather conditions.

Thanks for logging on and have a great Monday!

Meteorologist Megan Parry