Weather Discussion & Outlook

Today is the tale of two Lows: one that is spinning in place to the north of us over southern Canada, and one to the south of us over California & Nevada. The Low to the north is causing rain in SW Montana, the one to the south is causing rain in California & spreading clouds across the Great Basin of Nevada & Utah. Those clouds are headed our way today in a weak Southerly flow aloft, and will likely produce some rain showers around here later today. Unstable enough for a Thunderstorm, as well. The Low to the north dissipates on Wednesday, as the Low to the south slowly works its way over the 4-Corners Regions. That leaves us under a very weak Westerly flow, with enough moisture in it to produce more rain showers Wed.. Cold enough temps for snow showers at the higher elevations. Looks like a break in the moisture Wed. night into early Thurs. With afternoon showers a possibility again on Thursday. The next Trof of Low pressure enters the Pacific Northwest Friday, with a SW flow developing over us. Friday’s weather looks OK right now, but some showers possible again Saturday afternoon/evening. Then Sunday looks like it might not be too bad, with more rain returning on Monday.

© Jim Woodmencey, meteorologist