The weather is looking pretty good this week - just don't pack away that raincoat yet!
Monday – Wednesday: Mostly sunny and becoming warmer, and breezy in the afternoons, except becoming windy on Wednesday with southwest wind gusting to near 40 mph. Increasing high clouds Wed. afternoon - evening. Highs warming into the mid 60s, lows in the upper 20s to 30s.
Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with light rain/snow showers developing in the early morning, changing to all snow showers during the day. Snow levels around 5,000’. Some accumulation of wet snow possible up to an inch or so during heavier showers, but melting quickly. Liquid equivalent precipitation amounts 0.1”-0.25”. Low temperature in the 30s. High in the upper 40s.
Friday – Sunday: Mostly sunny and warmer. Lows warming from the 20s to the 30s. Highs warming from the lower 50s to the mid 60s over the weekend. Some breezes and high clouds, especially Saturday – Sunday as another weak weather disturbance moves through.
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Ridging over the southwest will give way to another upper-level trough on Thursday. The trough will be fast moving and tap into limited moisture, however. Expect light rain/snow mixed changing to snow showers on Thursday morning with light accumulations possible and significant cooling.
Warming again through the rest of the week as high pressure prevails, despite a weak upper-level disturbance on Saturday to Sunday embedded in the ridge.
March will end up being much wetter than normal. Precipitation totals will end up being over 2” at the airport and up to 5” or more near the mountains around town this month. Local creeks and washes are still running, and local lakes are full.
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