Thursday, January 21st, 3:00 P.M.
It’s been a very quiet weather day; there are a few light showers roaming about but most of us have stayed dry. Expect the same weather through tonight and that keeps us mild; no frost or freezing for the Friday morning commute.
Friday we’ll see increasing sunshine as cooler and drier air moves south out of Canada and that continues through Saturday. In fact Saturday will likely be the sunniest day in the next week.
A wet weather system moves inland early Sunday morning and it will be cold enough to bring snowflakes in the air down close to sea level (into the lowlands west of the Cascades). At this point it still appears any sticking snow will remain in the highest hills; around 1,000’ and above. But it should be an exciting morning if you get up early enough. Most of us in the lowest elevations haven’t even seen flakes in the air even though we’re heading into the last week of January!
Cool weather continues the rest of next week with low snow levels; it could be a great week for building snowpack in the Cascades and snow may stick down into the foothills again midweek.