The wind was howling Wednesday afternoon. Our mountains were blowing around 60-80mph! Meanwhile, closer to where people live, the strongest gusts were around 45-55mph. There were numerous reports of broken trees and thousands without power during the day. A cold front is to blame for most of the weather action, including a quick switch from rain to snow.
Wednesday night, skies clear and colder air spills in; lows will be in the 20s to near 30 °. It’ll be less windy overnight but gusty enough to put wind chills in the single digits and teens. Thursday will trend mostly sunny and cooler again with highs only in the upper 30s & low 40s. As an added bonus, the wind will go calm! Despite the chill in the air, the early April sun should feel nice! Friday, another mixed bag of precip gets here but it waits until later in the day. The morning starts mostly sunny but clouds fill in after lunch and highs stay in the low to mid 40s. Friday evening, a mix of rain and snow will start and continue through early Saturday; overnight temps will be in the mid 30s. Saturday, showers linger in the morning but are gone by the afternoon; highs will still be able to make it into the low 50s. Sunny weather resumes on Sunday with highs in the upper 50s. Another round of rain arrives by next Monday with highs in the 50s. We look to stay unsettled through the middle of next week with daily shots of rain. Our river flood threat will be increasing again.
The weekend is in view!
-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker