Dec 29, 2014 10:07 AM by Cort Klopping
Frigid conditions have taken over the north state overnight. Valley areas have dropped into the low 30's, the Northern Sierra plummeted into the low 20's, and Northern Mountain locations are starting out in the mid to high 20's. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to be cold as well, with valley locations expected to climb into the low 50's. Temperatures will only climb into the mid 20's to mid 40's in the mountains this afternoon. Today's winds are projected to be light, but the mid valley will have 10mph winds out of the North. There will be the chance for snow showers in the mountains later on today, with the snow level dropping to 2500 feet. The best chance for snow will be in locations closest to the Oregon border.
The cold temperatures will persist over the next several days, and winds will become stronger for Tuesday. Sustained winds will climb to 25mph out of the North, with gusts to 40mph. Chilly conditions will last through the beginning of 2015, with valley locations bottoming out in the high 20's to mid 30's. High temperatures will hover between the mid 40's to mid 50's over the next week. Make sure to bundle up as you head out the door this morning, and give yourself some extra time to scrape the frost off of your windshield. I hope everyone stays as warm as they can, and has a marvelous Monday!