Another interesting weather pattern is setting up for the Pacific Northwest over the next 24 hours. A closed low currently in the Eastern Pacific off the British Columbia coast will drop south today and merge with another closed off the California coast late this afternoon. The resultant southerly flow will tap into some decent moisture. There is a Winter Storm Warning from 10:00 a.m. today to 4:00 a.m. tomorrow. Moderate to heavy snow will fall throughout the day with possibly 4 to 7 inches possible by late tonight. High temperatures today in the upper 20’s.
By Friday, the storm system will begin to move out of our area allowing a weak warm front to slide through. Under mostly cloudy skies by afternoon tomorrow, we will see high temperatures in mid-30’s.
For Saturday and Sunday, a cold upper-level trough will slowly migrate through the Northwestern U.S. bringing opportunities for clusters of snow showers with a 20% chance of snow each day and highs around 30 degrees.
Monday will be a in-between weather system day with mostly sunny skies and afternoon highs in the upper 20’s.
Then Tuesday into next week, Weather models continue to indicate another snowy pattern setting up for next week with several waves dropping in from the northwest bringing the potential for snow. Confidence is also high that high temperatures through the period will remain cold and well below normal.