Tropical Moisture Arrives Friday

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The last week we’ve seen several cold front bring rain, wind and snow to the region but these systems have come from a cooler and drier air mass than the one that’s arriving overnight into Friday. This next storm system is taping into sub-tropical moisture which will provide higher rain totals, gusty winds and higher snow levels. The heaviest rain will hit the coast and coast mountains, valley locations will see lighter totals but could see periods of moderate rain at times. Showers will taper off Saturday but there is a threat for afternoon thunderstorms across the region and thunderstorms can produce heavy rain, gusty winds and small hail. Sunday will be the driest day of the weekend with only isolated showers, mainly at the coast and in the Cascades.

The break Sunday is brief as another cold front brings rain to the region overnight Sunday and Monday with another round of gusty winds. Most of the rain with this front will fall along and west of the Cascades and isolated showers will continue into Tuesday. Wednesday looks to be the driest day of next week with showers returning Thursday.

Thanks for logging on and have a great evening!

Meteorologist Megan Parry

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