Last Updated on October 18, 2011 12:19 pm
After sunny days and temps in the 70s our weather is about to take a real turn.
The National Weather Service weather outlook “WEST WINDS BEHIND A COLD FRONT COULD GUST AS HIGH AS 45 MPH ALONG THE RIDGES WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.
ADDITIONALLY…COLDER AIR MOVING IN WILL BRING SNOW SHOWERS TO THE ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3500 FEET AND POSSIBLY A BURST OF HEAVIER SNOW TOWARD THURSDAY MORNING. AN INCH OF SNOW CANNOT BE RULED OUT. ALSO…THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND AGAIN THURSDAY NIGHT ON THE PEAKS ABOVE 3500 FEET.”
Here's the NWS forecast starting with Tuesday afternoon:
This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind between 3 and 5 mph.
Tonight: Showers, mainly after 11pm. Low around 51. Light southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then showers likely. High near 56. Calm wind becoming west between 7 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind between 15 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 9am, then a chance of rain showers between 9am and 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. West wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.