Apr 21, 2016 11:56 AM by Cort Klopping
Partly to mostly cloudy skies, breezy South winds, and cooler temperatures are ahead for your Thursday. Temperatures have dipped into the low to mid 50's in the valley overnight, and into the low 30's to mid 40's across the higher elevations. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to top out in the mid to high 70's for the valley this afternoon, and into the low 60's to low 70's in the mountains. Winds will be out of the South to 15mph, but areas of the valley could have gusts up to around 25mph. There will be a chance of showers and even a thunderstorm in the Northern Mountains this afternoon, but the chance for wet weather looks much more likely later on tonight.
Showers will spread across the entire north state early Friday morning, and will linger across the region through Friday night. A Winter Storm Watch is in place for the Sierra/Cascades ranges from Friday morning through tomorrow night. Snow levels are projected to dip to around 5000', with up to a foot of snow possible above 8000'. Showers will be ahead for most of the day, and there will be decent potential for afternoon thunderstorms in the valley. Temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid 60's for the valley on Friday, and in the 50's for most mountain areas.
Most of the wet weather is projected to subside on Friday night, leaving clearing skies, and slightly warmer temperatures ahead for Saturday. Valley areas will climb back into the low to mid 70's, with fluctuating clouds ahead for the weekend. There will be a chance for showers and afternoon thunderstorms ahead for region on Sunday, but that does not look as likely as what's ahead for Friday. There will be a slight potential for showers through the middle of next week. Temperatures are currently projected to stay in the low to mid 70's from Saturday through the middle of next week in the valley.
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