7:00 AM | West coast gets pounded with heavy rainfall, but same pattern keeps us mild

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, mild, highs near 60 degrees

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, chilly, lows in the mid 30’s

Friday

Partly sunny, still mild, low 60’s

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, not as cold as recent nights, upper 30’s

Saturday

Mainly sunny, mild, low 60’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, mild, low-to-mid 60’s

Monday

Partly sunny, much cooler, breezy, low 50’s

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, cool, near 50

Discussion

A deep upper level trough will remain in place over the eastern Pacific Ocean over the next few days and this will promote a zonal (i.e., west-to-east) flow of mild air into the central Rockies. Temperatures around here will stay above normal right through the weekend, but it looks like it’ll turn cooler again early next week. Meanwhile, this atmospheric pattern will likely generate tremendous amounts of rainfall along the west coast from northern California to the Pacific Northwest over the next few days.