It’s going to be a cold week

By on Mon, November 22, 2010

The National Weather Service is forecasting a cold snap for this week, beginning Tuesday night and extending to the Thanksgiving, but it will continue to be cold for the rest of the week.

Light snow accumulations are possible above 1500 feet.

A new modified arctic airmass originating over western canada will reach the bay area and central coast tuesday afternoon. This will be the coldest weather of the season so far and it will be arriving during a major holiday week. Expect gusty northwest winds…And much colder temperatures with near record lows possible. Light snow accumulations are possible in the north and east bay mountains as well as in the santa cruz mountains above 1500 feet. The coldest weather will arrive tuesday evening and last into thursday…But chilly weather will linger through the end of the week.

Freezing and sub-freezing temperatures are expected across inland valley locations wednesday and thursday mornings. In particular the north and east bay counties will be impacted by near freezing to sub- freezing temperatures. A winter weather advisory for the north bay mountains will be issued later today. A freeze watch mainly for interior valley locations will be issued later today as well.