Colder Weekends Ahead

Category: Weather

The weather has been mild since the last storm.  The pattern will begin to change this weekend with colder air moving in and it may change again by next weekend with more cold and some snow.

The ridge of high pressure sitting over the West Coast responsible for the quiet and mild weather the past 2 weeks is going to begin to shift West away from the area over the next 2 weeks.  

To start it will allow a cold trough to drop into the Western U.S. this weekend.  That will drop our high temperatures by 15-20 degrees over the weekend with highs only in the 30's on the mountain.  The system could bring some gusty winds up to 30 mph over the weekend.  There is also a chance that we could see some light snow showers Sunday, but not expecting any accumulations.

Next week the cold trough shifts East, but over time the ridge of high pressure near the West Coast moves further West into the Pacific away from the West Coast.  That may allow another cold trough to dig down the West Coast next weekend bringing colder air and the chance for snow.

The long-range forecast models suggest that the cold trough could stick around the West Coast going into March.