We have another couple of mostly dry and mild days left before a series of winter storms come back through the region. High temperatures on Thursday will top out in the upper 50s and then again in the mid-50s on Friday. Winds will also pick up on Friday ahead of a moderately strong winter storm (A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for the mountains from late Friday through Saturday). There will be significant shadowing occurring in the valleys with this storm, but some spillover valley rain is expected starting late Friday night into Saturday. The mountains can expect to see anywhere from several inches at the lake to a couple of feet of snow in the upper elevations over the weekend. Snow levels could drop to the valley floor by the end of the weekend, although heavy accumulations in the valleys aren’t expected.