Gusty Winds Bring Much Cooler Air Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the departure of precipitation for many areas, along with the arrival of colder temperatures. Look for gusty westerly winds to result in temps falling throughout the day with readings around freezing this morning replaced by teens by this evening. Westerly winds combined with upper level dynamics leftover from yesterday’s storm will result in heavy upslope snows that will be much more widespread than usual. Several additional inches of accumulation are expected for the mountains, with snow ongoing into this evening. Some of the upslope snow showers could drift SE towards the coast, but accumulation will likely remain confined to this higher terrain. In addition to bringing cold air and upslope snow, westerly winds will bring the threat for some scattered power outages with gusts over 30 mph today. This threat will be highest where ice from yesterday’s storm remains on trees and power lines.

-Jack