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Weather Forecast: Slight Chance of Showers Tonight

By Rob Elvington
Published On: Feb 18 2014 06:57:08 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 18 2014 12:20:39 PM CST

You can expect partly to mostly cloudy skies today with valley highs in the low to mid 60s.  A weakening cold front will bring a  slight chance of showers to the Northstate later tonight.

Besides a few showers out ahead of the main cold front, majority of the Northstate will stay dry through this afternoon.  

The main cold front will swing into the Northstate later this evening and into the overnight.  The big winners once again will be the mountains to the west and northwest.  Most models shadow the valley with just about all of the precipitation the next 24 hours.  There will still be a slight chance afew showers make it to the valley late tonight.

This cold front will even have colder air to work with than what we've seen the last couple of weeks.  On the backside of the cold front snow levels may fall to ~4,000 ft with the heaviest precipitation to the southeast.

Models are even indicating a slight northern pressure gradient in place through this work week.  So a north breeze may develop by Wednesday but shouldn't be too big of a problem.

The Western Ridge redevelops Thursday through Sunday with valley highs near 70 degrees.  Models also indicate this ridge being undercut and pinched to the north by early next week.   Current operational and ensemble forecast models are indicating a wetter pattern moving in by the middle of next week.  As usual we'll keep you up to date as new data comes in.