Clearing Out Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the departure of the storm we saw being high winds, heavy rain, and mountain snow yesterday. As the storm heads up into Canada, we’ll see westerly winds pick up and set the usual upslope/downslope pattern. Expect snow to continue in the mountains for the first half of today with an additional inch or so in the valleys and several inches up on the summits. Snow may fall heavily at times even into the foothills as cool air moving into the region aloft faster than at the surface sets up a favorable environment for snow showers and squalls.

Breaks of sun combined with the effects of downsloping will keep temps relatively mild along the coastal plain today, ranging from the upper 30s to low/mid 40s. Low clouds and upslope flow will have the opposite effect in the mountains where high temps will range from the upper 20s to lower 30s.

Westerly breezes may gust above 30mph at times which could be enough for some scattered outages but no major or widespread issues are expected.