It was yet another warm Spring like day with highs in the low to mid 70’s under continued sunny skies. The ridge of high pressure responsible for this unseasonably warm weather will start to break down and shift to the east over the weekend allowing our temperatures to drop slightly. Instead of the 70’s it will be in the upper 60’s.
By Monday a storm will approach the Northstate from the Gulf of Alaska giving us partly cloudy skies with highs in the upper 50’s to right around 60 degrees but it will still be dry. It’s not until Monday night into Tuesday that we’ll see the rain arrive. Since it’s a cold storm I think many of us in the valley will struggle to get out of the 40’s and snow levels could drop to as low as 2000 feet. Much like last week’s storm, if we can get any kind of afternoon clearing on Tuesday we could even see a few thunderstorms as well.
At this point next Wednesday looks dry with another weaker storm moving through on Thursday giving us another chance for showers. This storm may be a little warmer meaning snow levels will probably be closer to 3000 feet.
The long range forecast models have been fairly consistent with next week’s storms but we’ll have a better idea as to how much rain and snow we’ll get out of them over the next few days. Bottom line, it should get back to normal around here with cooler and wetter weather next week.