We received up to an inch of snow over the last couple of days and now are on our way to a warm up. Spring won’t be held back for long in mid-April. We are mostly dry (with just a bit of moisture coming off the mountains on northwest flow (Figure 1)) Sunday afternoon. We’ll see mid 60’sF Monday and mid 70’sF Tuesday (Figure 2).
The longer range forecast:
Still in Figure 2, we can see that the next system is moving in midday Tuesday with increasing shower chances and cooling temperatures. This unsettled period will last 48 hours – to Thursday late morning. This is caused by a (mostly) open upper air wave that is slowly crossing our part of the nation (Figure 3 – red dash in the northern and southern branch of the jet stream).
Over the next 3.75 days (covering this period) the GFS gives us a bit of snow in places across town at night (Figure 4) and up to 1/4th inch of water (Figure 5). Nothing really notable.
More unsettled weather returns next weekend with a mostly dry and not too cold sunrise on Easter. More on that later.