Mostly clear skies Sunday evening will allow for chilly morning lows into Monday. Fear not, because Monday will turn out to be a fairly pleasant day for all! Temperatures are going to be a good 5-10 degrees warmer than Sunday highs. Sky conditions will remain partly sunny for the inland valley’s as well as the Basin. Expect increasing clouds along the Coast later in the afternoon, as well as the Mountains with high clouds developing ahead of this next storm system.
The last possibility to see the Comet L4 Pan-Starrs will be tomorrow evening about 15-30 minutes following sunset. Skies should still be clear enough to catch the comet before the clouds roll in after midnight.
A relatively strong disturbance is going to move in from our south, southwest beginning Tuesday. Showers will first move into the coastal waters early Tuesday morning, before sunrise. By midday showers will begin at the Coast and spread inland through the afternoon. Widespread rain will fall through Wednesday evening for all areas in the viewing area. The Valley may see more showery precipitation through the duration of this storm, however it will be rather widespread through Wednesday. The heaviest rain will be along the Coast, and the Coastal Range Mountains. At this point I think at least an inch of rain will fall in many location, with some places exceeding that. The Siskiyous will also see moderate to heavy rainfall Tuesday night into Wednesday.
Snow levels are going to be rather high for this system, around 6,000′ dropping to roughly 5,000′ so snow is not a big concern with this storm. It looks like Crater Lake is looking at the best chance for snow, with most other higher terrain seeing mainly rain. Winds will be strong along the Coast, the ridges, the Shasta Valley, and along the East Side. Gusts could reach 50mph in these areas (winds in the East Side won’t pick up until Wednesday).
Have a great week! Thanks for logging on!