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Weather Forecast: Warm & Sunny Through the Weekend

By Rob Elvington
Published On: Feb 21 2014 08:35:03 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 21 2014 12:12:01 PM CST

The valley floor will warm to the near or above 70 today through Monday, under mostly sunny skies.  A potential wet storm will arrive by next Wednesday.

We'll continue to see a slight north breeze but most locations gusts should remain below 20 mph.

The ridge of high pressure that will peak Saturday will continue to flatten and weaken as we head into next week.  

The next wet system will arrive by Wednesday.  The main trough will remain well off to our west with a short wave rotating around it.  This shortwave will tap into a moisture plume originating off to our south.  Since the first front is more of an under-cutting jet, snow levels will most likely remain high through Wednesday.   As the trough finally begins to move in by Thursday and Friday snow levels should drop fairly quickly.

Models continue to indicate that next Wednesday-Saturday precipitation totals easily exceeding 1" for most of the valley floor with mountains, as usual, seeing much higher totals.