We have a few days to enjoy dry and mild conditions before another atmospheric river (maybe I should call it an “atmo” just to make it a 4 letter word) moves into the region late this week. It doesn’t look like a particularly strong atmospheric river, but it does have the potential to deposit a reasonable amount of rain in the valley and rain and high elevation snow in the mountains starting Friday. High temperatures will climb to the mid-60s Tuesday and then bump up to the mid-70s on Wednesday before falling back into the 60s Thursday. On Friday, winds will increase as the first “atmo” wave hits the region, and rain looks pretty likely through the weekend. Temperatures fall into the 50s on Friday, and will chill down into the 40s on Saturday and Sunday. That much cooling could bring the snow levels close to the valley floor, although you will probably have to get up above 5,500’ before you have any realistic chance of accumulations. Total water amounts could be several inches in the mountains, with a half an inch or more possible in the valleys…with more on the west side as usual.

 

 

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