Note: This is the final issue of the forecast for the season.
SYNOPSIS: High pressure (surface based and upper level) building from the south coast will result in dry, sunny conditions today. A few clouds should develop during the afternoon. A weak upper trough pushing eastward from the central coast should flatten the area of high pressure southward but only a few bands of cloud or cloudy periods are expected overnight and Thursday. The temperatures will trend milder.
FREEZING LEVEL: Rising to between 2000 & 2300 metres this afternoon and to between 2200 & 2500 metres Thursday afternoon. A freezing layer should develop at surface tonight.
FERNIE ALPINE RESORT FORECAST: TODAY: Sunny with a few afternoon clouds. High +6.
TONIGHT: Clear with a few bands of cloud. Low near -3.
THURSDAY: Sunny with cloudy periods. High near +9.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Clear with evening periods. Low near -2.
OUTLOOK: FRIDAY: Sunny with afternoon cloudy periods. High near +11. Gusty winds and a 40% chance of light rain/wet flurries late Friday night.
SATURDAY: Sunny with cloudy periods. Gusty winds and a slight chance of flurries during the morning. High near +6.
SUNDAY: Mainly sunny. High near +11.
CONFIDENCE/DISCUSSION: Fair to good confidence except fair confidence Friday night and early Saturday. Guidance is trending dryer with Thursdays weak disturbance as it’s now favoured to be confined further north. High pressure should briefly rebuild Thursday night and Friday. A second weak disturbance is expected to drift over the area of high pressure late Friday night and early Saturday, this upper trough is suggested to push further south but its moisture content appears minimal. Its passage could be more of a wind event. High pressure rebuilds Saturday afternoon and is currently suggested to remain in control through Monday or Tuesday.
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