7:15 AM | Mid-week soaker could put us over the top for wettest year; weekend looks decent

6-Day Forecast

Today

Overcast with periods of rain, some heavy at times, not as mild, highs near 60

Tonight

Cloudy with more rain, some heavy at times, chilly, low-to-mid 40’s

Thursday

Cloudy early with a lingering shower or two possible then becoming partly sunny, breezy and much colder than recent days, upper 40’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, breezy, cold, upper 40’s

Saturday

Mainly sunny, a bit milder, mid 50’s

Sunday

Mainly cloudy, breezy and mild, low 60’s

Monday

Mostly cloudy, showers possible, mid-to-upper 50’s

Discussion

A mid-week soaker is in store for the region with an inch or more of rainfall possible by the time the rain winds down tomorrow morning. One low pressure system will ride along a frontal boundary zone today and then another wave of low pressure will ride along the front late tonight and early tomorrow. This second low will extend the threat for rain into early tomorrow before drier air moves in Thursday afternoon from our northwest. Partial sunshine will return tomorrow afternoon, but it’ll be much colder than recent days with temperatures confined to the 40’s. The chill continues on Friday, but a warming trend will develop this weekend and highs near 60 degrees are quite likely by Sunday afternoon. Elsewhere, cold air is now plowing into the Pacific Northwest and heavy snow will break out there over the next couple of days and ultimately this heavy snow will work its way across the Rockies to the Northern Plains by the early part of the weekend. Finally, today's rainfall could put us over the top in terms of wettest year ever (at least in the modern era) as our yearly rainfall total will likely surpass 56.45" which is the current record set in 1996. There are unofficial reports that the "pre-modern" era record for wettest year is 61.10" set way back in 1867.

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