The remainder of the weekend appears quiet
Outside of a few isolated snow showers around on Saturday, the rest of the weekend appears void of any precipitation. Sunday will be the better sky day of the two with more sun than clouds. Temperatures remain on the cool side of this time of year. It will be a good weekend to travel about and continue to prepare for the holidays.
Monday and Tuesday to bring some precipitation
In this part of the post I am strictly talking potential. The chart above of the European ensemble run to this point is a clear outlier as compared to the other guidance. This overnight model suite has increased potential for a scrapeable snow for the coast to start the week. A piece of upper level energy associated with a frontal boundary crosses the region Monday afternoon into early Tuesday, and the Euro is a bit hot with it. I don't like surprises with snow events, so I wanted to pass this along. This could be nothing but light snow showers as the NAM, GFS and Canadian models suggest, but I am not quick to dismiss this idea.
Guidance is in fair agreement with what will happen on Tuesday. A warm front noses in from the southwest and could bring snow for the north and mountains, a mix for the foothills and coastal interior, and rain showers along the coast. This does not appear to be a big precipitation event, and is possible to be more of a nuisance than anything else.
After a cold front sweeps through Tuesday night, snow showers are possible for the mountains and north during the day Wednesday. High pressure takes over Thursday, with a storm possible to start the holiday weekend.
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