A weak Gulf of Alaska low will bring a quick burst of rain for the valley and lowering snow levels throughout the day and night for the mountains.
The approaching storm will arrive a little later than we initially thought but there will be a chance for light showers throughout the day. Since this is a very cold storm coming in from the Gulf of Alaska there typically isn’t a lot of moisture to work with and that’s the case here. A storm this cold would typically bring snow to the valley but by the time the coldest air moves in any moisture the storm had to work with will pretty much be gone. We’ve got snow levels down to around 1000 feet but don’t count on much if any snow that low in elevation. In fact, the higher elevations are only expected to pick up a few inches of snow out of this storm. The valley will see less than a tenth of an inch of rain.
Minus a few isolated mountain sprinkles/showers we’ll dry things out on Thursday but we’ve got some cold air moving in from the Gulf of Alaska with highs only reaching the mid to upper 40’s. It will remain cool and dry through the weekend with highs in the low 50’s.