Weather: Feelin’ springy then messy (3/19/2019)

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Planner for Wednesday March 20 2019

Tuesday night, temperatures are falling fast under clear skies. We’ll wake up to lows in the teens and low 20s; fitting for the last morning of winter!

Wednesday is setting up to be a peach of a day. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny with more clouds by the evening. Highs will be in the middle & upper 40s, that’s more like it! Spring starts at 5:58pm, that’s when the sun’s direct rays will be on the Equator. It’ll be dry while the sun is up but a mix of rain and snow arrives overnight and continues through Thursday evening. There’s not a bunch of moisture to work with, accumulation of rain and snow should be relatively light. Meanwhile, Thursday’s highs will be in the upper 30s & low to mid 40s.

There’s still some uncertainty around Thursday night & Friday. It’s very likely a low develops along the coast but we’re still fine tuning how strong it gets and where exactly it tracks. As of Tuesday evening, expect valley rain and mountain snow to continue Friday; Friday’s highs will be in the 40s. Friday night, cold air spills in and we switch rain to snow in all locations. Snow showers will linger into the first part of Saturday but gradually end. Snow amounts will vary greatly with elevation with the lower valleys potentially getting a few inches while the northern mountains may easily go over 8″. That’s still very much an early estimate but it’s where things are trending.

Whatever comes at us to end the week will be gone by Saturday afternoon but the day will be chilly and breezy. We’ll start the weekend with highs only in the 30s. Sunday however, will be much warmer! Expect a good amount of sunshine with highs well into the 40s.

I hope you’re having a great week!

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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