Friday October 22, 2021 Forecast First

Weather Forecasts

Interesting pattern developing this weekend and early next week.

Friday night will have a clearing sky in the forecast. This will be brief so if viewing Venus , the moon or the Orionids is on your list of things to do- get it while you can because Saturday should have increasing clouds. Temperatures will be mild/close to the seasonal averages this entire weekend. However, late Saturday there will be light mountain snow and some lower elevation rain showers possible. A cold front will be moving through the region Saturday evening and this will create a quick round of unsettled conditions through early Sunday. 1-6 inches of mountain snow is expected to fall in the northern and central mountains zones. Be prepared if you are travelling through the mountain passes as conditions will be turning to winter travel Saturday night/Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon will be dry and mild and in fact, the temperatures Monday will be rising to the warmer side of the averages in the middle 60s. The temperatures and the wind speeds will be increasing for the start of next week in response to a significant winter storm system moving in from the PACNW. Wind speeds late Monday should achieve 25-35 mph in the lower elevations. A mild and windy start to the week is in this forecast. A cold front is expected Tuesday morning and that should initiate rain showers for many valleys for the start of Tuesday. Mountain zones will be under winter weather conditions and an expectation of 5-15 inches of snow is a good “for starters” forecast. Winter travel conditions are anticipated with this early week event that should have a timeline from late Monday through mid Wednesday. Colder temperatures will also be reflected through the end of next week.

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