Nov 19, 2014 9:02 PM by Kris Kuyper
It was a wet Wednesday around the North State, with most places reporting between 1/4" and 2/3" of rain. This storm is moving east, so expect the showers to dry up overnight. But we're only in-between storms.
Our next storm will arrive Thursday. We may see a few showers in the morning, but the brunt of it will arrive in the afternoon. It looks about as wet as today's storm was, and should dry up tomorrow night. It's also not a very cold one, so snow levels will remain around 4500'. Not much of a surface low with it either, so not much wind to speak of.
We'll get a bit of a break Friday as we await the last in our series of storms. The rain should return by Friday night, and last into Saturday, turning to just a few showers by the afternoon. Snow levels shouldn't change much, if at all from this mild storm, which is really just a blast of moisture on the jet stream. We may see a bit of a surface pressure gradient develop with this, so I'm expecting a breezy south wind to develop, and gust to 25 mph at times early Saturday.
Surface high pressure will build in quickly Saturday night, and that will kick up a gusty north wind by Sunday. Look for 10 to 25 mph gusts in the Valley, but not much wind in the mountains. High pressure will strengthen a bit next week, and could send Valley highs close to 70 by Tuesday... But then will break down after that. Thanksgiving is looking dry... for now.