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Winter weather continues

Weather in 60 seconds with Jason 2 22 18

A deep trough of low pressure continues to dominate the weather across the Western United States. A fast-moving shortwave will move down the west side of the trough Thursday, bringing gusty winds, cooler air, and a chance for rain/snow showers to the region. The next weather system arrives late Monday and will likely bring additional rain to the region.


Thursday: Partly cloudy and windy with scattered rain showers. Small hail or snow pellets possible with stronger showers. Snow may accumulate above 2,000 ft in elevation. Cool with highs in the upper 40s to 50s. Gusty northwest winds from 20-35 mph, peaking late in the afternoon.

Overnight:  Partly cloudy and breezy with isolated showers possible. Lows will be cool with mid 30s to mid 40s on the coast and mid 20s to mid 30s inland.

Friday: Mostly sunny, cool, and breezy. Highs in the 50s to around 60ºF.

Extended: Gusty winds likely again on Saturday. Highs will remain below normal under mostly sunny skies. The winds will die down Sunday and while temperatures will warm up a bit, they will remain below normal. The next weather system is set to arrive late on Monday and will likely bring at least light rain to the region. Another chance for rain comes around Thursday.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for March 1st - 7th calls for the likelihood of BELOW normal temperatures and ABOVE normal precipitation.

 
El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Weak La Niña
Forecast: Weak La Niña will trend neutral through spring.

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This week's normal temperatures:


     --COASTAL CITIES--
LOW: 45ºF  HIGH: 62ºF

     --INLAND CITIES--
LOW: 39ºF  HIGH: 65ºF

 


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