What: Wind gusts up to 20-25 mph possible on Saturday, then up to 25-35 mph on Sunday (a few gusts to 40 mph not out of the question on Sunday). The series of storms continues with four more strong systems set to bring periods of rain and showers to the region through Tuesday. Snow levels will vary between 5000' and 6500'. A chance of thunderstorms with small hail will exist on Sunday.
Timing: Storm systems will pass through about every 24 hours with little to no breaks between systems.
Hazards: Wind gusts of 30-40 mph on Sunday could cause a few weak tree limbs to break off. Although unlikely, fallen trees are possible due to saturated soils, leaves still on trees, and weakened trees from the drought. Spotted and minor street flooding is possible from clogged storm drains from fallen leaves. Thunderstorms possible on Sunday.
Total Rainfall: Expect an additional 1" to 1.50" of rainfall through Tuesday. Total average rainfall for the month of October is 3.67". As of 3:00pm today (Fri Oct 22), we've recorded 2.74" so far for the month. We're on track to close out the month with at least normal to slightly above normal rainfall.
Wind: No strong wind concerns through Saturday. Gusts will mostly stay at 25 mph or less through Saturday. Sunday is looking a bit windy with gusts of 25-35 mph possible and even a few to 40 mph. Monday may also be breezy.
Temperatures (5-days): Highs around 55-60. Lows 42-48. Normal high/low is near 61/40.
Fog: Low chances.
Snow Potential below 1000': Not going to happen.
Frost/Ice probability: Widespread frost is not expected over the next 7-10 days.
15-day Outlook: Possibly dry Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning (Oct 27-29). Next rain chances may be Friday afternoon or evening to about sunset on Saturday (Oct 29-30). Thereafter, next system may move in on Sunday Oct 31 (Halloween) during the afternoon or evening. Additional systems may pass through Nov 1-5, but there's some uncertainty as to whether or not high pressure builds in and pushes the jet stream north of our area. High temps look to be near to slightly below normal with lows close to normal.
Seasonal Outlook (90-days, preliminary): Slightly better chances for above average precipitation, good chances for near normal temperatures (as a whole, within +/- 5°F).