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Rain Chances Increase For the West Coast This Week

31 Oct 2021, 7:40 am

Precipitation chances will increase this week across the West as several waves of energy move onshore in the region. A few showers and cloudy skies will be possible today before a more robust system moves onshore into Monday.

Sunday

Clouds and choppy surf start working towards the coastal areas of the western US into the late night hours tonight with the next trough.

Monday

A stronger trough will push a cold front onshore across Oregon and California on Monday with moderate to heavy rain and some high elevation snow.

Rain will be confined to the coastal regions and mountains early in the day before spreading onshore to the I-5 corridor in the mid-morning. Rain and snow are expected in the Sierra through midday with precipitation moving out of the region by the evening, spreading into Washington and Idaho.

Rain totals are expected to generally range between a quarter and a half of an inch, with higher end totals over an inch and a half.

Another system arriving around the mid-week time frame looks to keep precipitation chances above average in the region, with a generally active period expected through the end of the first week of November.

Get the latest forecast for the Western Region at :50 past each hour, or anytime through the WeatherNation app.

About the author

Rob grew up in South Florida, where daily afternoon storms and hurricanes piqued his interest in meteorology early on. That interest was fostered by his teachers and his father, who one time brought him onto the roof of their home to watch a funnel cloud move through the Everglades several miles away. ... Load MoreYears of filmmaking and tv production in high school gradually pushed him toward broadcast meteorology at Florida State University, where he joined and eventually led the student run daily weather show. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology, he began his career at KESQ in Palm Springs, California before heading to KFSN in Fresno and WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina. He has covered a diverse array of extreme weather events, including haboobs and flash flooding in the desert, extreme snow in the Sierra, hurricanes, and Appalachian ice storms. He also enjoys telling stories and reporting about weather issues.

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