Weather Discussion & Outlook

Cold air shifting east of us the next 24-hours, warmer air transitioning over us, as a Ridge of High pressure builds along the West Coast & pushes inland over the NW US the next few days. This blocking Ridge remains in place, keeping us under a NW flow into early next week. Very little change in the weather pattern, and very little change in our weather the next 5 days, other than warming temps. Inversions strengthen tonight & Friday, some areas of valley fog will be possible Friday & Saturday mornings. Other than that, a few higher level clouds pass by the next few days in that NW flow. But no precip or snow. Until, later Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, as we come under more of a Westerly flow aloft and a Low pressure system moves to the Pacific NW Coast, pushing some moisture inland. Unfortunately, it looks to be warm enough for rain at lower elevations on Wednesday, snow in the mountains. Cooler air moves in Wed. night/Thurs. changing that to some snow all elevations. Dry Friday, and the another weather system moves into the Pacific NW, with another round of rain/snow mix for Sat./Sun.

© Jim Woodmencey, meteorologist