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Monday, December 3, 2012

Cool Down Coming



Don't get too excited by the title.  Yes, we are expecting some rain followed by cooler weather as a cool front moves in Tuesday.  However, the source of this cool front is the Pacific, not the Arctic, so the cool down won't last very long; maybe just a day or two.  Even though the front is the last in a series of systems that brought significant rainfall and flooding to Oregon, Nevada and Northern California, we shouldn't see that kind of rain.  Here's a forecast map of the position of the front by Tuesday afternoon:

 
As I posted last week, we're in need of rain but this system is far from drought-busting.  It will bring more of what I consider "nuisance rain"; the kind that dampens the road and slows traffic.  In the front's wake - a brief respite from 80° heat, but even that won't last past Wednesday.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy skies early with increasing clouds after midnight.  Lows in the upper 60s.  South winds 5-10 mph.

TUESDAY: Low clouds with intermittent rain early then scattered showers by afternoon. Southerly winds 5-10 becoming northwest 5-10 by early evening.  Temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.

WEDNESDAY: Clearing skies with a drier, cooler feel to start the day. Morning temperatures in the mid 50s, low 70s by afternoon.

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