Yesterday was unseasonably cool across the region and today will only be a few degrees warmer but we will see more sunshine. Chance for isolated showers this morning, mainly just sprinkles, before drying out later this afternoon with gradual clearing. Tomorrow a cold front will bring showers mainly along and west of the Cascades, but a few showers could make their way into the Basin. Most areas will stay relatively dry tomorrow but winds will be increasing becoming breezy, especially along and east of the Cascades. Showers taper off Saturday evening with sunshine returning Sunday, and warm and sunny on Monday with highs jumping back above normal! This warmer and drier weather is short lived as a stronger storm is brewing out in the Pacific.
A strong closed low will dip into the Pacific Northwest Tuesday and remain the rain maker through the end of the week bringing widespread rain, breezy conditions and much cooler temperatures. Temperatures may be low enough to even see some pass level snow! All the ingredients will be present with this next storm system except for the moisture. If we can tap into some sub-tropical moisture we could see some decent rain, but for now I put showers in the forecast, mainly along and west of the Cascades. This system will be the next big one we’ll continue to monitor. Be sure to stay tuned to Newswatch12 for all the latest with this developing disturbance.
Follow me on Facebook for more weather updates and to share your weather photos! Thanks for logging on and have a great weekend!
Meteorologist Megan Parry