Dec 30, 2015 10:21 AM by Cort Klopping
Scattered showers have tracked through the north state overnight, but are mostly tapering off early this morning. Valley locations have reported a couple hundredths of an inch of rain, while some locally heavy snowfall has been reported in the Northern Mountains. According to one report, some isolated areas of Trinity County have seen up to 5 inches of snow since yesterday afternoon. The clouds have helped to keep temperatures warmer this morning. Valley areas are starting out Wednesday morning in the high 30's to low 40's, and mountain areas have only dipped into the 21 to 29 degree range overnight. Afternoon high temperatures should not be much different than yesterday. Valley areas will end up in the low to mid 50's this afternoon, and mountain areas will climb into the low 30's to low 40's. Winds are expected to be light.
Skies will continue to clear out tonight, and sunny skies are expected for your New Years Eve. Sunny skies will continue through at least Saturday, before clouds begin to return to the region on Sunday into Monday. Temperatures will not change much, and are projected to climb into the low to mid 50's over the next several afternoons in the valley. Overnight low temperatures will stay very chilly, and are projected to mostly range in the high 20's to low 30's over the next 5 days.
The next decent chance for widespread precipitation will return to the region late Monday into Tuesday. Warmer overnight low temperatures are expected with the return of the wet weather, but afternoon high temperatures will continue to stay in the low to mid 50's for the valley. I hope everyone stays safe on the modestly wet roads this morning, and has a wonderful Wednesday!