A cold front made its way through the region today bringing rain and wind ahead of it, now on the backside snow levels are dropping and showers are tapering off. Showers will continue overnight but will be light and isolated and snow levels by Thursday morning will be down to 4,000 feet and down to 2,000 feet by Friday morning. Any showers that continue into Friday will be even more isolated and light leading to minimal travel impacts. Most showers that persist into Friday will be confined to the coast and mountains with only a slight chance elsewhere. Drier conditions return by the weekend as a ridge begins to build back in keeping the region in a drier and cool northwest flow.
A drier trend will likely bring fog to west side valleys again and this could impact high temperatures, though I still expect highs to climb into the 50s for west side valleys. After a chilly day Friday temperatures across the region will be warmer into the weekend and next week with highs in the 40s in the Basin and 50s at the coast and Siskiyou county. The ridge will shift west during the week and could allow another front slide down the backside of the ridge by midweek bringing another chance for showers.
Stay tuned to Newswatch12 for the latest on next weeks storm chance. Thanks for logging on and have a great evening!
Meteorologist Megan Parry