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Tuesday: Patchy morning fog, then clearing and a bit windy with persistent mountain clouds. Wind: NW 10-15 mph, Altitude: 41 (38-44)

Tuesday night: Mostly clear skies. Wind: L&V, Low: 26 (22-29)

Wednesday: Partly cloudy sky. Winds: S 8-12 mph, High: 52 (48-55), Low: 32 (29-34)

Thursday: Partly cloudy skies. The highs are in the upper 40’s to low 50’s and the lows are in the mid to high 20’s.

Friday: Partly cloudy skies. Highs are in the high 40’s to low 50’s with lows in the 30’s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with occasional rain showers possible. The highs are in the 50’s and the lows are in the high 20’s to low 30’s.

Sunday: partly cloudy sky. The highs are in the high 30’s to low 40’s and the lows are in the low to mid 20’s.

Valentine’s Day: Partly cloudy skies. Highs are in the high 30’s to low 40’s with lows in the 20’s.

forecast discussion

Yesterday’s coastal storm certainly had its impact on our conditions yesterday as many of us went from a very sunny start to a rather cloudy end of the day. Those farther east even got some rain, but this coastal system retreated overnight. Some fog and colder temperatures linger and as you head out this morning keep an eye out for black ice and slippery patches out there, especially where it rained yesterday. Things will be clearer and warmer as we move into the afternoon except over the mountains where clouds are likely to persist under a slightly gusty northwest wind. Clear skies and calm conditions can be expected tonight with high pressure coming in.

That high-pressure ridge is dropping south of the area tomorrow, and finally some really mild air is returning. High temperatures will be in the 50s on Wednesday and we will try to stay as mild for the rest of the week. A weakening cold front will traverse Wednesday evening, increasing cloud and bringing with it the possibility of some scattered rain/snow showers over the mountains and primarily west of I-81 through Thursday morning. Outside of that, nearby high pressure areas bring us a mix of sun and cloud on Thursday and Friday.

For all of next week the prime chance that we will see a decent bit of precipitation and the possibility of a stronger storm system is over the weekend. A strong low will cross the Great Lakes, with high pressure anchored over the southeast. How these two features interact is key to how much or how little precipitation we see, and the finer details will need to be worked out over the coming days. At the moment it looks like the low is a little too far away to have any major impact other than a very mild Saturday with spotty rain showers here and there. We’re getting colder next Sunday and Valentine’s Day as the dry weather continues.

Have a fantastic Tuesday everyone!

Meteorologist Damon Matson


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