The weekend is starting wet for the residents of the Pacific Northwest of the United States. UU., So the equipment for the rain, and in some higher elevations, the equipment for snow, will be essential for any outdoor activity.
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A storm system is moving northwest on Saturday morning, carrying heavy rains and mountain snow to parts of Washington, Oregon, and the more remote parts of northern California. Snow totals at the Cascades and the Olympics will reach up to one foot at the highest elevations by the end of Saturday. Management conditions similar to those of a winter in mountain pbades are expected, therefore, be careful on winding roads, in particular.
As the aforementioned system moves inland later during the weekend, snow will develop in parts of the northern Rockies with the possibility of significant snow on Sunday evenings and Monday. In Wyoming, snow totals could exceed two feet at the highest elevations.
Precipitation will decrease, however, after this the system is directed inland, so the West will enjoy a drier climate.
And the west coast will enjoy similar conditions: as of Saturday morning, there was little or no forecast of precipitation for next week along the entire west coast.
In addition, the Santa Ana winds will be developed in southern California for most of next week, so critical fire conditions across the region as a result of dry, gusty winds will be monitored closely .
Going a little to the east, a December reality show is coming up, so make sure your hat and gloves are up to your arms and channel your internal Canadian: the pattern will become much colder and turbulent for the center and east of the USA UU next week.
First, a system will move east of the Rocky Mountains by Monday. In front of him, temperate air will move to the United States on Monday with widespread temperatures in the 60s in the Midwest and 50 degrees near the Great Lakes. Part of this will move northeast on Tuesday.
Now, the dreaded word "A": Arctic air. Behind this storm, temperatures will drop sharply. The afternoon temperatures will be potentially 30 degrees cooler behind the cold front. For weekends, a large part of the US UU It will be quite cold, with chills that will feel much more like a traditional December, compared to the few relatively mild weeks that this region has enjoyed lately.
And as the week goes by, get ready: it looks like a big chill of cold air will seep in next weekend.
This kind of climate pattern will favor the development of the winter storms. There is a growing potential for the development of noticeable snow in the back of the system on Monday and Tuesday in the Upper Midwest. Then, by the end of the week, a new system may be developed in the US. UU Centrals There is also an increasing potential for snow with lake effect due to the movement of cold air over the warm Great Lakes.