Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT
PERIODS OF RAIN/WINTRY MIX AND SNOW MONDAY
COLD AND BREEZY LATE MONDAY - WEDNESDAY
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS LATE MONDAY - WEDNESDAY\
ACCUMULATIONS VARY AREA-WIDE
LOW WIND CHILLS TUESDAY NIGHT - WEDNESDAY AM & WEDNESDAY NIGHT - THURSDAY AM
Overnight: Clouds increasing. Cold with rain and snow showers by morning. Lows 26-32. Variable wind less than 10 mph.
Monday: Periods of rain and snow likely after 7 a.m. Mix of rain, freezing rain and snow during the afternoon. Light accumulations possible. Highs 32-39. Northwest wind 10-30 mph.
Monday Night: Cold and windy at times. Scattered snow showers likely. Lows 22-27. West wind 10-30 mph.
Tuesday: Cold and windy with scattered snow showers likely. Highs 25-31. Northwest wind 10-30 mph.
This weekend's weather has been close to ideal for this time of year. Unfortunately, that kind of weather won't stick around much longer. Clouds are moving in ahead of our next weather maker – ‘the game changer.’
A cold front works its way towards the area, with colder air joining it. With enough moisture being fed in, this will give us another chance at accumulating snow. It isn't a simple forecast, though. If temperatures drop low enough in the morning, we'll see parts of the area with a snowy morning commute. However, if they stay above freezing, it will make for just a cold and wet morning commute. Precipitation type is going to be tough to forecast Monday morning. With slightly warmer air in the afternoon, we'll see some scattered rain showers with some higher elevations seeing a wintry mix/snow. Later in the afternoon and in the evening, colder air starts to work back in and change any precipitation to snow.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect Monday morning through Tuesday evening, due to the potential for accumulating snow.
As the winds turn out of the northwest, we expect on and off snow showers Monday evening through Wednesday. This becomes the kind of setup where you could be in one place that sees higher accumulations, and then go a few miles away and see not as much. Where the bursts of snow develop, that’s where you see more accumulation. Accumulations between Monday and Wednesday will be 1-4" in the valleys and 2-6" in the mountains. Be weather aware now through Wednesday.
One thing is very certain, and that is the cold air and stiff breeze we’ll feel through Wednesday and even Thursday. Highs on Wednesday and Thursday likely won't get out of the 20s! Wind chill values will get low in spots, especially during the mornings from Tuesday through Thursday.
We stay cold later in the week into the weekend, with the potential for a late mix/snow showers Friday night into Saturday.
Temperature Outlook: Highs in the 30s Monday and Tuesday, 20s Wednesday and Thursday and 30s Friday through Sunday. Lows in the teens and 20s all week.
Our average high is 48°, low 27°.
Meteorologist Chris Michaels
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