A showery weather pattern is now in place with the storm track directly over the Northwest. We had several sprinkles this afternoon, but most of the showers did not amount to much. We are currently seeing a brief break in the shower activity but more is on the way. The jet stream will begin dipping to our south again, so the cooler more seasonal temperatures will continue into the next several days.
Showers will start later tonight along the Coast as our next disturbance moves in around midnight. By early morning they will push further inland and bring rain to the West Side. The weather models are showing considerable rain totals so it is likely that some of these showers drop heavy rain at times. By late afternoon the system will begin wrapping up from West to East as the system pushes into the Intermountain West. Tomorrow afternoon and Friday afternoon there is a slight chance for thunderstorm activity on the East Side with the very cold temperatures in place aloft.
Several disturbances will follow Thursday’s system and this will bring lingering showers through Thursday evening and into Friday, however they will remain light and scattered. As of now, I am calling for a fairly dry weekend with just a mix of sun and clouds but it is possible that one of the disturbances to our north Saturday pushes further south, as these shortwaves have been changing with each model run and rather difficult to forecast.