SHORT TERM – After a rainy and somewhat windy Christmas, showers will continue to thin out Monday evening into Tuesday night before a more scattered approach returns Tuesday. Highs will remain 10-15 above normal through Tuesday before a cold front pushes through early Wednesday, dropping the temperatures back down into the mid/upper-50s. Still warm but better.

High Wind Warning until 4 AM Tuesday

AHEAD – It looks like Thursday into Friday will be a bit chaotic. According to forecast models, there is a Cutoff Upper Low expected to move through on Thursday night into Friday. The question is, where will it go? The current GFS (as of 18z) suggests that there will be less moisture present than in previous runs, but it’s difficult to rely on this information due to the challenges in forecasting these conditions accurately. The likelihood of seeing some accumulation in the mountains remains high, but it’s questionable if the lower elevations will see accumulation, how much, etc.

Either way, the temperatures are going to drop back into the normal range with highs only reaching the upper-30s/low-40s by Friday.


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