The high pressure ridge over our area for the past few weeks will finally break down for a short period of time. A warm front moving eastbound is bringing a good amount of clouds and moisture into the area. Skies will stay mostly cloudy across all areas through much of Monday with showers developing first at the Coast through the afternoon & into this evening across inland areas. Even so, can’t rule out a few showers ahead of this front through the afternoon inland so isolated showers are in the forecast for the West Side and mountains today.
As the warm front moves inland tonight, rain showers will then become more widespread. Snow levels will be high around 7,000′ Monday & Tuesday so all precipitation will mainly be rain. Wednesday’s storm system will help to drop snow levels to 5,000′-5,500′ so it is likely that a couple of inches will fall in the high terrain both Wednesday & Thursday. It should be mentioned that most of these storms are not very impressive though. Regardless, they are still bringing much needed precipitation to our area …in which we’ll take anything we can get.
The computer models have been jumping back and forth with timing & intensity for Wednesday’s system & Thursday as well. Thursday’s exact storm track will strongly determine how much rain/snow we see. For now, it looks like we will see another round of showers on Thursday but this may change if the storm tracks further to our south.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese