While we are getting past any weather which would result in additional flooding, that doesn’t mean the weather pattern will be a calm one. Unsettled weather will remain in the area through mid-week, although the storms coming in will be colder and should result in several feet of snow in the mountains, and rain and snow in the valleys. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the mountains until Thursday afternoon, and even though snow levels will bounce up and down a bit over the next few days, the tops of the mountains could be looking at an additional 5-7 feet by the end of the week.

Tuesday should see some warming in advance of the next storm front, with valley temperatures nearing 50 degrees, but it cools quickly to the lower 40s on Wednesday and then should drop to the 30s by Thursday, after which cooler and drier weather will settle in over the weekend.


I also want to take a moment to send some kudos to the folks at the National Weather Service’s river forecast center. Trying to predict the timing and magnitude of river flooding is incredibly difficult, and the early warning they helped give was instrumental in minimizing damage while maximizing preparation.