Not much happening weatherwise this evening. Yes, the startling picture of me wearing white socks with the suit has been making the Twitter rounds; but that’s just because I forgot to bring black socks to change into. It may have cost some public humilitation, but I saved the $5 to spend on Christmas gifts for the kids…or something like that.
There are some thunderstorms moving onto the coastline with a cold trough, but I haven’t seen any lightning strikes in the last 1/2 hour.
We’ve got two more deep lows developing well offshore the next 2 days. The latest model runs keep us mainly dry from Portland south the next 2 days as the main frontal band hangs along the Coast and up into Washington. We get a tight south-north pressure gradient with both lows. This should be a good 24+ hours of gusts 50+ at the Coast and 30-40 mph here in the Valleys.
There are hints of some sort of ridging beyond next Monday, but models seem to be all over the place.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen