Weather Forecast: Staying Mild Sunday, Pattern Shifts by Wednesday


Dry and mild weather lingers throughout the North Coast to wrap up 2017 and start the New Year but keep an eye out for a changing pattern. Temperatures Sunday will be very similar to Saturday running in the low 60s along the coast and upper 50s inland. Cloud cover will continue to move in despite the building ridge of high pressure. That also means cold temperatures overnight and Monday morning for those revelers ringing in the New Year.

That ridge starts to break down by the middle of the week so keep the jackets and umbrella close by. Rain will move back into the region by Wednesday and linger into Thursday as an area of low pressure moves northeast from the pacific drawing up subtropical moisture. Because of how the system is moving in temperatures will remain mild and snow levels very high.

A second system will follow Thursday going into Friday with a third possible by the weekend. With each one, colder air will work its way in and drop snow levels down to 4000 feet. Unfortunately very light snow accumulation is expected with most of the coast around an inch or so for estimated storm total. Stay on top of the forecast throughout the week for any possible changes to the strength and timing of these next systems.

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