Happy Monday to everyone! We started a bit wet this morning but have dried out this afternoon staying most cloudy. As you can see below, major changes will be taking place in the next 24/36 hours as a strong cold front is expected to slide through tomorrow.
Looking at the latest surface map for the time being, showers will redevelop overnight tonight and into Tuesday before a cold front moves in tomorrow (early afternoon). This front will decrease temperatures rapidly through the day leaving low's near 30 degrees tomorrow night. Following this system, a brief high will keep things cool and dry Wednesday and Thursday before a short wave brings more moisture to close the work week on Friday.
Looking at one of several models, this one shows a quicker transition with snowfall in the mix. This forecast is quit challenging due to the timing of the front, temperatures, amount of precipitable water, and topography. Data is from model-to-model, meaning one model may suggest one thing and another may suggest something else. Analyzing the latest data from the NWS, these events historically do not produce much accumulation in the valley. As we saw with the last system (very similar), little to no snowfall was recorded. Given all the data available right now, I will safely give a dusting to a few tenths of an inch possible in the valley. As more data comes in I will have a better idea of what will likely transpire.
For now, keep those umbrellas handy with showers expected to continue tonight and into Tuesday. Winter coats will likely also be a must as temps will rapidly fall tomorrow afternoon. Have a good one and stay up to date with us for the latest!
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