A weak cold front swept through the state this afternoon. Light and widespread showers developed as a result, but precipitation totals did not amount to much. Showers will gradually diminish from west to east towards midnight, and following this skies will begin to clear.
By Sunday, a high pressure ridge will begin to set up across the Eastern Pacific and this will make for sunny and warm conditions. Temperatures should jump ten degrees into the second half of the weekend. By Monday, we’ll see another increase in afternoon highs, again another ten degrees. This will be the last day of spring, or more like summer, weather. A strong storm is on the horizon.
Tuesday clouds will begin increasing ahead of a strong and deep cutoff low. This system will bring a chance for precipitation to the entire viewing area through the remainder of the week. The biggest change will be temperatures. The air mass moving into the NW with this low pressure system will bring unseasonably cool conditions. A 15-20 degree temperature drop will occur Monday through Wednesday. With very cold air aloft, snow may even fall in the higher elevations. This is something that will have to be monitored closely into the next several days.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!