Little change in the weather is expected through the end of the year with Tuesday very similar to Monday with high clouds across the region and valley fog, freezing fog and low clouds lingering with some clearing by the afternoon. Wednesday we’ll see a bit more sunshine for areas outside the valleys as the high pressure ridge gets pinched together blocking more clouds from moving in.
Late Thursday a cold front will bring showers to the area persisting into early Friday. Showers will mainly impact that coast, Coast Range and Cascades with lighter more isolated showers elsewhere. Snow levels will remain between 6,000 and 7,000 feet so this will mainly be a rain event and travel impacts will be minimal. Then as we head into the weekend high pressure returns and so will valley fog and low clouds with sunshine elsewhere. As we head into the first full week of 2014 it does look like we could see a more active weather pattern move in bringing much needed rain to the area.
Thanks for logging on and have a Happy New Year’s Eve!
Meteorologist Megan Parry