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Weather Forecast: Unsettled This Week

By Mike Krueger
Published On: Jan 06 2014 05:18:24 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 06 2014 08:59:56 PM CST

We’re finally seeing some changes in our weather pattern this week but it’s still not quite what we’re looking for.  Although the ridge of high pressure has broken down allowing for more unstable air to move in giving us clouds and cooler temperatures it’s all very weak.  Any rain we do see will be on the light side and most of it will be in the mountains (also very light).

The first batch of clouds we saw today was associated with a storm that brought rain to our north and the main impact for us was cooler temperatures.  There is a series of weak storms over the Pacific that will have a minor impact on us the rest of the week.  The next chance for sprinkles and light rain will be on Wednesday with a better chance for measurable rainfall Thursday.  Again, these two storms are very weak so anything we do see will be minimal if anything at all.

The forecast models diverge this weekend with the GFS (American model) keeping us dry while the European and Canadian forecast models are giving us a chance for more substantial rain.  For now we’ll call for a chance of rain on Saturday but will keep you posted as we get closer to the weekend.

High pressure looks to take hold of our weather pattern once again through all of next week giving us mostly sunny skies and above average temperatures.