This week remains quiet but next week has heavy rain potential

Posted at 7:36 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 22:36:09-05

Offshore winds aren't particularly strong locally but strong enough to drive more generally warm and dry days the rest of this work week. Highs Wednesday will again get into the 70s in the coastal and interior valleys with beaches in the mid to upper 60s. Similar conditions can be expected Thursday with some cooling Friday.

There is a storm system expected this weekend but there are questions if it will be able to deliver much rain, especially after a week of offshore winds. At this point looks like some showers Saturday and Sunday with totals under .25". Snow levels look to be around 4500 feet.

After that next week is something we'll need to watch carefully. Looks like a larger cutoff low pressure system will park just off the coast Monday.

This low has the potential to draw in subtropical moisture, it is does that and then moves onshore rain amounts could jump into serious territory. We could see several days of off and on rain which could add up to 2-6" of rain. Here is the key, cutoff lows are difficult to model so this far out specifics of the forecast mid to late next week are not clear. That said, with the kind of potential models are showing occasionally everyone should stay tuned since the higher end of this forecast could produce flooding and travel concerns.