After weeks of air stagnation advisories and foggy conditions, the weather patterns has become much more active for the Inland Northwest. Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said the High Pressure that dominated our weather for much of November finally broke down, allowing systems to roll across the Cascades. Lohmann notes those showers have brought anywhere from ¼” to ½” of rain over the past week.
She said the active weather pattern will continue, but that rain could switch over to snow, even in the lower elevations.
“The models are showing some cold air moving into the area, with a slight chance of snow, down to the floor of the Basin next week, and then the outlooks through the first week of December, around the December 5th through the 10th period do show below average temperatures, and there could be some snow, during that period as well.”
Lohmann noted the area could see another ¼” to ½” of precipitation as we start December. She added the weak El Niño in the Pacific has gained some strength, but not enough to drastically change the forecast for the next couple of weeks.
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