High pressure has built itself into the area allowing for sunny skies and limited cloud coverage to be the story for the weekend. A weak cold front will approach the coast on Saturday morning. This front will break down as it approaches due to the high pressure already in place. This will bring showers to the coast and some Cascades areas. Expect the rain to move in in the morning at the coast and then the afternoon for the Western slopes of the Cascades. Showers will not last long however as the ridge of high pressure will break the front apart after crossing the coastline. Snow levels will remain high with the system, so no snow is expected.
The rest of the area will see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies for the remainder of the weekend. Conditions will be beautiful for Easter Sunday. Next week will bring a series of frontal systems that should prove to bring a little bit more rain to the area. The first front will pass overnight on Monday. This will bring showers starting Monday evening and rain on Tuesday. A cooler air mass is also being pushed in with this storm. Temperatures are expected to drop up to 15 degrees in some areas with this cold front. Rain will continue to fall throughout the week and into the weekend.
Meteorologist Seth Phillips