Saturday, November 8, 2008
Well, the continuous moderate rain is over, so the rivers should start to recede, but one more strong precipitation line is about to hit at 8:30 AM (see radar). There will be moderate rain for roughly an hour as this line passes through and then by lunch we will be in sunbreaks and light showers. Temperatures should also be cooler today as we get into the postfrontal air behind this line.
There is a fairly strong low center offshore right now (look at swirl in the satellite pictures and the sea level pressure analysis), but this low will rapidly weaken as it moves in...no big windstorm in the lowlands. But it is quite windy now in NW washington (strong southeasterlies gusting to 30-40 mph) and strong wind winds along the coast (with Destruction Island reaching 50 mph).
So later this afternoon should be much better everywhere with only some showers..highs in the low 50s. Tomorrow and Monday will continue the pattern of sunbreaks and a few showers...not bad for November. Tuesday the torrent returns....but more on that tomorrow.
Posted by Cliff Mass at 8:24 AM