Weather Forecast: Dry start to 2018
Happy New Year’s Eve and enjoy the celebrations tonight whether at home or with friends. The only weather factors going into tonight are the chilly temperatures expected this time of year. Around midnight the coast and inland valleys will dip into the 40s but will warm back up by the afternoon into the upper 50s and low 60s for the start of the New Year.
The high level clouds passing through will continue to linger for the day increasing by Tuesday, so keep an eye out for patchy morning fog to start off the day Monday. That’s when the pattern finally shifts and become wet once again. The majority of Wednesday will be mild and dry as the rain holds off until the evening. Moisture will move up from the south and linger throughout the region through Thursday. The system will run warmer compared to what we’ve seen so far for the water year with very high snow levels.
Several weak systems will follow through for Friday and again Saturday into early Sunday. This will keep chances for showers and lower snow levels slowly. Overall snow accumulation is expected to be light with around an inch and a quarter of rain possible for the North Coast. The bad news is these systems tend to weaken as they get closer so we’ll have to watch forecast updates closely for any changes.