Weather Eye Showery Sunday is prelude to a couple sunny days

first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at We have settled into a cool, unstable weather pattern, as I mentioned on Thursday. It’s not as comfortable as earlier in the week, but it could be worse. At least we had a green St. Patrick’s Day, while parts of the nation had a snowy white one.Today we’ll see scattered showers with a few inches of snow in our Cascade mountain ranges. We get a break tomorrow and Tuesday with sunshine and dry weather, however temperatures will be close to seasonal normals.Looking ahead to the rest of the week, cool showers will return with snow in the mountains. Some weather forecast models indicate snow levels will lower to the Cascade foothills and the upper reaches of the coast range mountains.Our weather this month continues cooler than average and most likely remains that way the remainder of the month. Rainfall is nearly one inch below average so far, but the showers later this week could change that if they carry heavy moisture. Last year we had almost identical overall temperatures for the month, but rainfall was over seven inches!Driving around town Friday I noticed the beautiful pink blossoms on the flowering trees. Especially going past Skyview High School. Absolutely stunning. Thanks goes to those warm temperatures last week. Hopefully we don’t get heavy squalls later that blow the blooms off. Seems like that happens so often in spring time. Strong winds or hail will do it.last_img

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