We do have a chance of getting some snow showers on Wednesday as an “Inside Slider” system drops out of the north early in the day. These types of systems are notoriously difficult to predict, and generally don’t produce much if any snow up in the mountains, but if things come together, we do have a small chance of seeing some minor accumulations, but only a small chance. The system rolls through quickly, and by New Year’s Eve the skies should clear off and remain that way into the weekend. High temperatures on Wednesday rise to the upper 30s before falling to the freezing mark or less through Saturday. Midnight New Year’s Eve conditions should be clear and cold, with a temperature near 20 degrees.
“I have a question that has been bugging me. I often notice that when the eastern half of the country has very warm weather, we here on the west are very cold, and vice-versa. Now, I can see having one or the other, but not at the same time. Is there any connection between the two?” Absolutely there’s a connection. I’ll tell you what it is tomorrow.