Issued at: 2:35 PM PDT on March 30, 2015, expires at: 11:00 PM PDT on March 30, 2015
- ...Rapid change to colder weather Tuesday... A potent Spring cold front will move across the area tonight into Tuesday. Mild weather will give way to a much colder air mass Tuesday that is expected to generally persist into next weekend. High temperatures Tuesday will be 15-25 degrees lower than today. The front will bring a period of light to moderate precipitation tonight with snow levels dropping from around 8000 feet down to around 4500 feet Tuesday morning. Snow amounts of 1-3 inches are expected above 5000 feet with 3-6 inches above 6000 feet. Gusty west winds will also develop behind the front. Another disturbance will bring showers with snow levels down as low as 3000 feet on Wednesday...though amounts should be light. Those intending to travel should expect the possibility of light snow amounts at times...on mountain roads...mostly above 4500 feet Tuesday and Wednesday. Those who have outdoor plans should prepare for colder and wetter conditions. Stay tuned for additional updates regarding this sharp change to colder weather.