Rain Last 24 Hrs. Trace
Rainfall For March: 1.06" Departure from Normal: -1.20"
Rain since Oct. 1st (Rainfall Year) : 22.38" Departure from Normal: -2.54"
Rain since Jan. 1st (Annual): 8.28" Departure from Normal: - 2.52"
Showers Fizzle Out Overnight...Warmer Next Couple of Days...
As high pressure moves in to briefly take over the weather pattern, we'll have drier conditions, but could see fog develop Monday and Tuesday mornings. it could be a chilly trip back to work and school Monday morning with temperatueres in the mid to upper 30's west of the Cascades, in the 20's for the east side.
But Monday and Tuesday are expected to be the dry days this week, and sunnier. Monday most of us will be back to near normal daytime high temps, in the mid, possibly upper 50's. Tuesday we're around 60. A great way to kick off the first day of Spring!
But we're already tracking our next "weather maker," that's expected to start pushing onshore late Tuesday with increasing clouds and moisture to the south. Wednesday rain and cooler highs return to the forecast. And with this system drawing in much cooler air from Canada and the Gulf of Alaska, we'll see snow levels in the Cascades drop to around 1,500' by Friday. That cold air on top of the warm air from earlier in the week, will lead to more instability in the atmosphere, and consequently more widespread chances for thundershowers. Some cells will contain heavy rain, small hail, strong winds and lightning. These storms are in the forecast from Wednesday into the weekend.
Tonight - Cloudy, drying out, some clearing will lead to fog development toward dawn - 38
Monday - AM clouds & fog, becoming partly cloudy, a little warmer - 56
Tuesday - AM clouds & fog, more afternoon sunshine, increasing clouds late, warm - 59 (Vernal or Spring Equinox 9:15 a.m.)
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