Weather 3-28-18

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A ridge of high pressure remains off the California coast, which means relatively quiet weather over the next few days with temperatures near to slightly above normal for this time of year. Our normal high temperature for March 28th is 58 degrees. What little chance of precipitation exists is limited to the Cascades and the Idaho Mountains.

There is a slightly better chance of precipitation over the mountains Thursday afternoon as the ridge flattens out somewhat and the next northwesterly wave approaches.  We can expect partly cloudy mornings and increasing clouds in the afternoons with high temperatures through Saturday in the lower 60’s.

On Easter Sunday our weather and travel conditions look great with partly cloudy skies expected, light wind and highs in the lower 60’s. For the first week of April beginning on Monday, we begin to see a shift in the jet stream, which will allow a good influx of Pacific moisture and gradual warming of our weather systems. Both Monday and Tuesday we have a 20-30% chance of rain with afternoon high temperatures near 60.