It’s a lovely and refreshing morning out there as Arctic air pours into the region on the back of powerful northwest winds. Temps in the single digits and winds gusting between 40 and 60 mph are pushing wind chills well below zero even at the coast. While temps will warm somewhat under the strong early-March sun today, it will still feel rather chilly this afternoon thanks to the strong winds. High temps look to range from the low single digits in the mountains to around 20 at the coast. Winds will peak this morning before slowly relaxing this afternoon. Our usual upslope/downslope pattern will allow for partly to mostly sunny skies along the coast while clouds stream off the mountains into the foothills. A few flurries have strayed into the foothills this morning, but as the air becomes drier this afternoon, expect any flakes to be confined to the usual upslope areas.
Temps will begin warming tomorrow, though we will remain seasonably cool through the weekend.