Heavy Rain & Strong Winds Are Ahead For Your Friday

Jan 29, 2016 10:49 AM by Cort Klopping

Heavy rain, and strong south winds are ahead for your Friday forecast. The potential for heavy rain will continue throughout the day, with snow returning to the mountains tonight. Snow levels are starting out above 8000', but will fall to around 4000' late tonight. The heaviest rain has been tracking through the Northern Mountains into Shasta County early this morning. Almost a quarter of an inch of rain was reported between 6 to 7 am in Redding. Precipitation will begin to sag down to the South throughout the day, and the entire north state should have very impressive rain totals by tonight. Valley areas (especially Redding) will likely see more than an inch of rain from this system. Winds will be sustained up to around 25mph out of the South, and some parts of the north state could have gusts up to around 40mph. Temperatures are start5ing out in the high 40's to low 50's in the valley, and mountain areas have dipped into the mid 30's to mid 40's overnight. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to be in the mid 50's to low 60's for the valley, and mountain areas will have mid 40's to low 50's later today.

Cloudy skies, and the potential for showers will linger across the region this weekend. Most of the wet weather will impact the Sierra tomorrow, with less impressive amounts expected for the rest of the region. Sunday looks to be mostly cloudy, but also mostly dry. Skies will clear out on Sunday night, and the lack of clouds will result in much colder temperatures on Monday morning. Cloudy skies will then return for Tuesday, and the potential for showers will return for the middle of next week. I hope everyone stays safe in the wet and windy weather ahead for the region today, has a fantastic Friday, and a wonderful weekend!


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