rain shadow http://www.kplu.org en Thank the rain shadow, get ready for Gore-Tex weekend http://www.kplu.org/post/thank-rain-shadow-get-ready-gore-tex-weekend <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Expect more of what we've been seeing all week — "clouds, showers, breaks," says&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of&nbsp; Washington.</span></p><p>"Wear Gore-Tex or some raincoat," says Mass, adding, "There will be plenty of breaks."</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The temperatures will remain mild until Saturday evening when colder air will head into the region. The new front will bring</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;some welcome snow to Cascade ski areas, says Mass.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"The freezing level will drop from 4,000 to 5,000 feet, to 1,000 – 1,500 feet," he says. "T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hey can easily get 2 to 6 inches."</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:12:51 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8013 at http://www.kplu.org Thank the rain shadow, get ready for Gore-Tex weekend