Catch the rays if you can Sunday
A bit warmer for the day. Wind is generally light away from the coast. A southerly breeze ahead of the weak frontal boundary approaching the region may raise speed in the 10-15 mph along the beaches in the afternoon.
Southwestern areas may catch a brief rain / mix or snow shower later in the afternoon. Front passes through the region overnight and ends over northern and eastern areas around daylight Monday.
Some areas may not get any accumulation. I do have a bit of concern for some ocean enhancement for Portland areas east, which accounts for a slight raise in snow totals. Expect some slick travel in spots Monday morning.
Close call for snow for eastern areas Monday Night
I've mentioned this offshore frontal boundary in my previous updates in regards to Monday night. Quite frankly, I am still a bit concerned about it. Most guidance is a bit more progressive with the position of the front and storm initiation to affect the Canadian Maritimes. This GEM model idea is the outlier, showing a slight delay in the forward progress of the front. I am not one that likes surprises very much when it comes to snowfall especially, so I am throwing this idea out there as a possibility that eastern areas could pick up an inch or two of snow Monday night into early Tuesday.
If the rest of the model ideas are correct, the eastern shorelines may get a slight brush of snow showers or flurries, and that would be it.
A sloppy wet kiss likely for Christmas,
BE PREPARED WITH A NOAA Weather Radio.
For $20-$40, it could provide important information to you when you need it. The weather bands are standard on most public safety scanners, and newer scanner models. Weather radios can be programmed for auto alert. Click here for more information.
** FUNDING NEEDED FOR 2021 **
Thank you for supporting this community based weather information source that is funded by your financial contributions.
Stay updated, stay on alert, and stay safe!
Weather Forecast Certification '21.
AMS / NWA
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science ‘21
Campus Weather Service
PSU Storm Chase Team
PSU College of Earth & Mineral Sciences Ambassador
Lake Effect Storm Prediction and Research Center
Northeastern Storm Conference Contributor