Waves of rain expected into the weekend
Thursday will be the set-up day as clouds will arrive and lower, thicken and fill with moisture ahead of our first of two rain events. Friday will start off with a nice batch of rain that should linger into the middle of the morning or early afternoon. The amount of rain will be noticeable but should not be much more than a quarter of an inch. Winds will pick up during the event and should be noticeable in the 20-mph range at times. Temperatures on Friday will be in the upper 50s to low 60s and the rain will soak politely into the soil. Partial clearing is expected along with some gusty winds overnight ahead of the next round of rain that will arrive after sunrise and before noon Saturday.
There will be a decent break between the rain events so the area will have time to dry out a bit. The second wave of rain is associated with an area of low pressure that will arrive from the south and bring a bit more robust rain the area. Rainfall totals may be a bit higher, but again, not overwhelming enough for flooding scenarios other than very specific localized pockets. The rain on Saturday will be falling in very cold air so the outdoor activities such as football games or hikes or anything you wish to experience outside will be done in the cold November rain. Under your rain gear, make sure to bundle up for temps in the 40s. Winds will pick up as well with this event and linger into Sunday. Once the rain exits the region Saturday night, we may see some snow falling on the mountains early Sunday morning. The snow will barely accumulate on the warm ground, but we may see some pile up on bridges and overpasses as well as your back deck and your parked vehicle. This is mainly west of the Foothills or 81 corridor.
Sunday will be slightly milder with temps in the low 50s, but the wind chill will make it feel more like the upper 30s. There should be a good deal of sunshine Sunday afternoon but it will do little to warm us up.
Mild and dry weather is slated for Monday and Tuesday before rain is expected to return on Wednesday… the busiest travel day of the year. Thanksgiving looks dry for now but that forecast can change as we get closer to the holiday and more information becomes available. a
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