With the passing of last night's warm front, we are reminded this morning of the other "big story" this fall which continues to be mild temperatures. Temperatures are in the 50s this morning, could hold above 50 degrees until a cold front passes later tonight. The snow level is near 7,000 feet this morning. Timberline will be near 40 degrees with rain falling much of the day. Skibowl resort continues to hope for colder air to drop snow, not rain. A cold front Tuesday night will bring the first extended period of low snow levels this fall. Snow showers with a snow level between 2,000 - 3,000 feet are in the forecast starting Wednesday.
Rain totals last night include: 1-2 inches at the coast, 2-3 inches over the Coast Range and .50 - .75 inches here in the valley. A Flood Watch continues this morning from the coast to the Cascades, although additional rain potential is uncertain. One forecast models shows mostly light rain amounts today, except for heavy totals over the Cascades.
Meteorologist Rod Hill