Blustery winds will continue tonight, with skies clearing out. Daybreak temps will be near 20 with winds gusting to 25 mph. Wind chills will be in the 5 to 15 degree range by morning. The winds will subside Saturday, but it’ll be cool, with highs in the lower 40s. Another cool front moves through Saturday night, shifting winds to the northwest, with lows in the mid 20s. Highs Sunday, with lots of sunshine, will also make it into the lower 40s.
Monday will be much warmer, as winds turn to the south, highs approach 60. Fire danger will be high again Tuesday, with stiff south winds and highs in the mid to upper 60s.
We’ll see clouds increase Tuesday night ahead of our next storm system. Regarding the next weather maker, models are fairly consistent in bringing the system onshore in Washington State Monday, and they’re also fairly consistent in this being a pretty strong storm.
Since we are five-plus days out from this, there are still a lot of details to get hammered down. Right now, we feel the main takeaway is this: beneficial moisture in some form, is headed for the state beginning Wednesday. A farther south track would place much of the region in a wintry scenario (rain -> sleet -> snow), while a farther north track would implicate a rain and thunderstorm scenario. We’ll continue to monitor the system and hope to have a clearer picture by Sunday, and especially Monday.