Ben's Weather Forecast Updated: Saturday, Nov 17 @ 06:25pm
Looking at nice weather this weekend with a few high clouds at times and slightly above average temperatures (52/26), expect daytime highs to reach the mid 50's both Saturday and Sunday, while overnight lows generally cool to the 20's. A gradual cool down is in the works for us as approach the Thanksgiving holiday with some troughing expected across the west coast. A series of weaker storms are currently forecast to brush our area, whether we receive any precip remains to be seen. Low pressure will move inland to our north around midweek, initiating the cool down as the onshore flow strengthens with gusty west winds developing. It looks like our first shot for any rain or snow will be towards Thanksgiving Day or Friday as a fairly weak system clips the area. We could see a strong enough onshore flow and deepened marine layer to squeeze something out Thursday night or Friday morning, but I wouldn't get too excited just yet. Another system with more potential could arrive later in the weekend or early next week, but it's way too early for specifics. Longer range computer forecast models still suggesting cool and unsettled weather across the state through later this month into early December, hopefully this comes to fruition. Snowmaking weather for local resorts looks pretty marginal through this weekend, with some improvement by around the midweek.
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