Showers tonight then back to dry weather

6:07 PM, Nov 23, 2012   |    comments
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So far it's been an iffy Black Friday for me. 

It began last night when my wife forced me to the mall at midnight despite the lack of a "goal sale" (AND made me listen to instrumental Christmas music on the way there...good thing she's a knockout, that's all I can really say in my defense), at 1 AM we left with only a Sonicare toothbrush, and THEN I spent $200 at the mall today without buying a single gift. #XmasFail

Anyhow, with a cold front on the way for this evening, most of us will see our first precipitation since November 13th. Yes, it's been THAT long. Even still, the front doesn't have much moisture associated with it, so some light showers and mountain snow flurries should do it.

Tonight: Clouds increase rapidly from west to east and showers break out in the same manner, especially after midnight. Temperatures should remain sufficiently warm in most spots to support just plain rain showers, but I can't rule out a little mixing in the mountains by tomorrow morning. Either way, it's not a big deal.

Saturday: Showers linger through the first few hours of the morning as the front pushes offshore. By 10-11 AM some sun should begin to poke through the clouds and the rest of the day will feature a mixture of sun and clouds along the coastline while the mountains deal with classic "upslope" snow showers. (In fact, those snow showers will continue through Saturday night and Sunday morning, so accumulations of 1-2" can't be ruled out in the higher terrain). High temperatures will be somewhat deceiving, technically in the mid 40s, because the high will be reached early in the day and colder air will take hold by the afternoon.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and cooler with high temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s. We will have a pretty frisky northwest wind as well, blowing in at 10-20 MPH, so it will feel downright chilly at times. Mountain snow showers will likely continue until the afternoon.

Monday: An even mixture of sun and clouds and high temperatures in the upper 30s to low 50s.

There is still a TON of computer model disagreement about a potential light snow event for Tuesday night/Wednesday. BUT the euro (Dr. No) has been very consistent in underdeveloping the storm and keeping it to our south, and the other computer models are slowly backing off their snowy solution. So, I'll spare you the details, but I think we will likely just see an increase in clouds on Tuesday afternoon with some snow showers on Wednesday. For good measure I won't "lock it down" yet. But if I were a betting man...

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