Weather Eye Will we make it through January without any more rain

first_img In Thursday’s column, I said there was no bad news weather-wise for us this weekend. Well, I guess the bad news was the fog and low clouds were so persistent that, in most areas, it didn’t clear off. So, yucky, gray, gloomy and cold weather Friday and Saturday.I was at the coast this weekend and it was gorgeous. Sunny skies, calm winds and great beach-walking weather. Another sunny spot was in the Cascades above the inversion, which made for great spring-like skiing. Sunny and warm with temperatures in the 50s.Today will be another mostly sunny one in the mountains and at the beach. We should start to get a drift of offshore winds that should help clear things up locally by this afternoon, I hope.Last week, computer models were basically saying no rain for the rest of January. Saturday afternoon they were all over the place, with a chance of showers Tuesday night through Thursday. We’ll see if that pans out. If we do get raindrops, I don’t expect much.I think you can put a fork in winter like it is over for chances of cold and snow. I know we still have February to get through, and we still have tons of arctic air to our north. But all extended computer forecast models say ‘nay.’ Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.last_img read more