Peeks of Warmth

Posted by Rufus La Lone on

Monday April 17
A winter-like pattern through mid-week, with milder conditions to end the week.  Dare we hope for a stretch of dry days?  Let’s see.
If this was January, we would be talking low snow levels again, as the cold air moving in will be similar to what yields west side snow or rain/snow mix at the surface.  For this week, the result will be intense showers, thunderstorms and HAIL, and snow down as low as 1,500 ft in places.  Come Thu, conditions so settle down and warm up as the weekend approaches.  Fri could be Spring-perfect.  We hope. 
The weekend ahead looks mild-to-warm for OR, SW WA and east side; partly-to-mostly cloudy for Puget Sound region, with an outside chance for showers.  Next week will start with a return to the ridiculously chilly pattern of late - cold air aloft & moisture.  We don’t anticipate it quite as wet as this week, as the coldest air will be farther north over the eastern Pacific.  Southern OR should remain mostly dry.  That said, models have been rather consistent on a WARM UP late week, with another super Spring Friday (28th).
The weekend of Apr 29,30 has not been modeled consistently, with solutions ranging from dry and warm, to wet and chilly.  The latest solutions hint of a very warm Saturday (temps in the 70s) with a wet Sunday to follow.  
May?  Well, early May is just coming into ‘view’ on the charts.  A warm ridge of High pressure may build in after the damp last day of April, opening the door for a stretch of classic sunny warm afternoons. 
“Nature must have a sense of humor to let spring fever and spring cleaning come at the same time."
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