Showers moving into the area already this morning with scattered showers continuing through the day, best chance on the west side of the Cascades. The east side will see winds pick up this afternoon ahead of a cold front that will pass through today, could see gusts up to 25-50 mph along the ridges and east including northern California. The east side has a slight chance for showers tonight, and northern California should stay mostly dry. We’ll continue the chance for rain through the night with heavier rain possible late this afternoon into the evening with a few showers lingering tomorrow morning. Most of Saturday and Sunday will be dry with the second chance for rain moving in late Sunday.
Several fronts pass through the area again next week with the best chance for heavier rain early next week with showers persisting for the end of the week. Temperatures will drop with each frontal passage dropping temperatures into the mid-50s in the valleys for highs and the basin will see mid-40s! Snow is likely in the basin in the late evening and early morning hours when temperatures drop below the freezing mark. Snow levels will drop to 3,500′ so snow in the mountains could stick, but as of now the thinking is that there won’t be accumulation on roadways or mountain passes.
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Meteorologist Megan Parry