A couple of weak disturbances may set off a few snow flurries and snow showers later this weekend, otherwise it will be dry with seasonally cool temperatures. Saturday will feature sunshine, with Sunday being the day with the best risk of flurries or snow showers. Once these disturbances move through we will get another shot of cold air on Monday, with still a chance of flurries early in the day, before a much advertised warm up begins.
Tuesday should reach the low 40s and Wednesday may see the thermometer registering highs in the mid to upper 40s as a southwesterly flow develops. High pressure will be in control early through mid week, before the next potential precipitation event takes place later in the week. Enjoy what warmth we do get because long range signals suggest much colder weather returns mid January and beyond. We will have to wait and see how that plays out.
Saturday morning saw the sunrise temperatures hovering close to 30 degrees in the local area, which is substantially higher from the harsh temperatures of a couple days ago. With highs well into the 30s this weekend and a mild trend next week, after a temporary setback Monday, we are in pretty good shape over this 5 day period. No big storms are in sight during this period.
Regarding the snow flurries and snow shower possibilities very late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, there is a slight risk of a coating of snow through the interior by Sunday morning. The same scenario could play out overnight Sunday. Also, we cannot rule out a few raindrops mixing in at the coast during Sunday morning.
Five Day Forecast:
Saturday: Mostly sunny, followed by increasing clouds later in the day. High temperatures in the upper 30s. Winds northwest 5 to 15 mph, with some higher gusts possible.
Saturday night: Becoming cloudy. Chance of snow flurries or snow showers toward morning. Lows in the low to mid 20s. Winds near calm.
Sunday and Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of morning flurries or snow showers. Partial clearing possible for the afternoon before it clouds up at night, with another chance of flurries or snow showers. Highs in the upper 30s. Overnight lows in the mid to upper 20s. Winds generally 10 mph or less.
Monday: Clouds and a chance of morning flurries, especially along the coast. Otherwise, partly to mostly sunny and colder. Highs in the low 30s. Brisk northerly winds up to 25 mph are possible.
Monday night: Mostly clear skies and cold. Lows 15 to 20, coldest inland.
Tuesday and Wednesday: Fair skies, with mostly clear to partly cloudy conditions overall. Highs in the low 40s Tuesday climbing to the mid and upper 40s Wednesday. Overnight lows in the low to mid 20s Tuesday night to the low 30s Wednesday night.