Expect below normal, but not record breaking, cold temperatures Tuesday-Thursday this coming week. Light snow showers are expected Monday night and Tuesday.
A strong cold front is projected to barrel through Monday night into Tuesday. There may be a few snow showers in the mountains but nothing more than an inch or two is expected. Forecasters are confident a period of strong east to northeast winds could impact our area. As a massive high pressure ridge builds off the coast of Canada into the Gulf of Alaska, a deep trough digs down the east side of the ridge, a favorable setup for “inside sliders” to produce a few inches of snowfall. The only positive benefit of a building ridge is that the farther north the ridge shifts, storms may be able to move onto the West Coast.
For the next two days, daytime highs gradually warm a few degrees to seasonal temperatures in the upper 30's. Nights will remain in the teens. North winds will be light to moderate along the high elevation ridgetops, shifting to the west and southwest later today.