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Spring Is Sprung

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

Spring officially began yesterday as the vernal equinox occured at 9:14 p.m. The weather, however, doesn't really seem to appreciate the fact, as a somewhat typical winter pattern sits over the country. Nature in the form of the Pacific jet stream is still firing storm systems at long-suffering northern California; rain can be expected to continue there for the rest of the week. We are going to be feeling the effects of a big low pressure area meandering across from the midwest and southern Canada. Warm and blustery winds from the south will push temperatures up towards 60F(15C) and strong vertical motion makes for the possibilty of a late afternoon thunderstorm. A cold front crossing late today will likely give moderate to heavy showers. Tomorrow afternoon should see some clearing but another low tracking in the wake of the front will bring back the clouds later in the week.

Today: Mild. Winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph (24 to 32 kph). Overcast with afternoon drizzle possible. High 59F (15C).

Tonight: Rain, moderate to heavy. Chance of a thunderstorm. Winds shifting to westerly as the front passes. Low 46F (8C).

Wednesday: Rain likely in the morning. Clearing enough to see some blue by late afternoon. High 54F (15C). Low 39F (5C).

Thursday: Clouds likely. High 52F (10C). Low 36F (2C).