Today, believe it or not, will feature relative warmth ahead of MUCH colder air set to arrive tonight. Highs will range from the mid 30’s in the mountains to the mid 40’s along the coast as warm southeasterly winds develop. Skies will start sunny this morning, but clouds will increase this afternoon as the front approaches. The front itself will cross the region late tonight/early tomorrow morning with a round of intense snow squalls for the mountains and foothills. Behind it, very cold air will flood into the region on gusty NW winds. Wind gusts tomorrow will likely top 40 mph for many, and wind chills will make a move towards the zero mark. Tomorrow’s weather will be dry, outside of the typical upslope regions in the mountains where snow is expected. I will be off in those mountains tonight and tomorrow morning, so no update will come a day from now. I’ll be back Saturday morning!