We are headed out west for this evening’s forecast. Will we be able to see the beginning of a major change?
At 1115PM, PT, Carson City was reporting a temperature of 32 degrees with clear skies. High pressure is being felt aloft and at the surface, though the ridging aloft was undercut by a jet streak along the Mexican Border. This streak’s position is preventing warm air from filtering into the western US, and the clear skies mean any warmth in the area is radiating out, which is leading to the freezing temperatures.
The pattern over the western US is going to remain relatively unchanged, though it will be quite turbulent aloft. A weak wave presently over the eastern PAcific will sweep through the area on Monday afternoon, bringing some mid and high lever clouds, to the point that the sun may be obscured. This will also prevent the temperatures from falling off too dramatically on Monday night into Tuesday morning. More significant weather is expected to arrive on Tuesday, after the forecast period has passed.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 55, Low 20
Monday – Mostly cloudy, High 56, Low 30
TWC: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy Skies, High 61, Low 26
Monday – PArtly cloudy skies, High 57, Low 32
AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 60 Low 27
Monday – Partly sunny High 58, Low 31
NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 58, Low 31
Monday – Mostly sunny, High 59, Low 32
WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 58, Low 31
Monday – PArtly cloudy, High 59, Low 32
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 54, Low 30
Monday – Partly Cloudy High 59, Low 40
FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 59, Low 31
Monday – Mostly cloudy starting in the evening. High 56, Low 34
I’m not so sure that temperatures are going to warm all that much on Monday. It’s interesting to see the difference in opinion across the board, some expecting temperatures to cool, some expecting warming. I am just splitting the difference. Here is the very empty satellite for the entire west. You can see something brewing in the Pacific.