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Next Round of Rain & Snow for the PNW

9 May 2022, 10:00 am

The pattern in the Pacific Northwest will remain active with scattered rain and snow showers. The first wave will be winding down into the overnight going into Tuesday but there is an additional wave on the way.

Tuesday morning there will be spots to watch for frost and freeze alerts where temperatures will dip into the 20s and 30s. It’s best to cover any outdoor sensitive plants or bring them in overnight.

Next Round

Our next round of moisture will arrive Tuesday into Wednesday as another upper level low swings through.

Rain and snow showers will begin on Tuesday and continue through the daytime hours. We will see most of the snow confined into the higher terrain locations of California and Nevada as the low dives a bit further south.

By Wednesday, moisture is favoring parts of the Sierra with ongoing snowfall. This may make travel on US-50 and I-80 a bit difficult at times.

Indications are that we will see over a foot of fresh, spring snow in the Cascades and northern Rockies. This snow will even make it down into the Sierra Nevada of California.


Meanwhile, the heaviest of the rainfall will sit along the coastline. We would like to see more of this inland to help with ongoing drought but we will take whatever we can get.




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Taban Sharifi grew up in Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego. She is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) with the American Meteorological Society (AMS). She has a B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Environmental Sciences with a minor in Environmental Systems and Society from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Go Bruins! While in school, Taban was a meteorology... Load More intern with NBC LA. There she helped forecast daily weather for the greater Los Angeles region and created a playbook to deploy weather sensors for NBC owned-and-operated stations across the country. Her first on-air job took her to San Angelo, Texas, where she was a morning meteorologist and co-anchor. Working in West Texas gave her knowledge and experience covering severe storms. From there, she moved to Palm Springs, California. People think forecasting in California is sunshine all the time, but with temperatures in the 120’s, wildfires, damaging winds, floodings, and earthquakes, the forecasting kept her very busy! She also worked there as a general assignment reporter and told community stories. Taban is excited for the challenge and opportunity to forecast nationally with WeatherNation. She also looks forward to exploring all that Colorado has to offer!