Today will feature pretty nice weather by late December/early winter standards. Look for mostly sunny skies, light NW breezes, and fairly mild temps. Highs will range from around 30 in the north to around 40 along the coast. No precip is expected outside of a few mountain flurries possible in weak upslope flow this morning. Clouds will increase this evening ahead of our next storm system which will bring rain and snow to the area tomorrow. Like yesterday’s system, it will not be a major one and the highest snow total should fall somewhere around the 3″ mark and that will be in the western mountains. The coast will likely see more rain than snow.
While the specifics remain uncertain, potential exists for an ice event Monday into Tuesday as low pressure moves to our west and cold high pressure slides slowly east. While confidence remains fairly low, potential impacts could be substantial so I figured I’d give a heads up just to be aware of the latest forecasts if your travel plans involve Monday or Tuesday.
More on that storm as we get closer.