A series of fronts will move through our region beginning today. The front this afternoon will mark a transition to a much cooler and wetter pattern with high temperatures around 10 to as much as 20 degrees below normal for this time of year.
As today’s front moves into our local region dry gusty winds are expected to develop prompting this red flag warning issued a short time ago for dangerous fire weather conditions.
Rain is also expected later today into the evening with roughly 0.25 inches or less expected in our local area.
More fronts will follow Thursday into Friday, but will be weaker in terms of winds and precipitation. Moderate mid-level westerly flow will favor precipitation along the coast, the Cascades and other north-south oriented terrain during this time. Snow levels will hover around 5000-6000 feet during this time, and we are expecting around 2-6 inches of snow in the Cascades from late Wednesday night through Friday night , with up to 8 inches possible for the highest peaks. Travel impacts should be minimal and restricted to the passes north of Highway 140.