Mar 10, 2016 11:08 AM by Cort Klopping
Heavy rain, and strong South winds are ahead for the north state. A Wind Advisory is currently in place for the Northern end of the Valley, and will stay in place until at least noon. Sustained winds will be between 10 to 30mph, with gusts up to around 45mph. Heavy rain projected to continue over the next several days has also prompted a Flood Watch that is currently set to stay in place through Sunday afternoon. Temperatures are starting out in the mid 50's for the valley, and in the 40's for the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are only projected to climb into the high 50's to low 60's in the valley, and into the mid 40's to low 50's in the mountains. Snow levels will be very high today, and are expected to stay well above 6000 feet.
Heavy rain will continue to fall across the north state over the next several days. Chico is projected to get between 4 to 5 inches of rain through Tuesday, and Redding is currently projected to get 5 to 7.5 inches during that same time. Flooding will be very possible, if not likely over the next 4 days. A colder system will arrive in the north state late Friday night, and will drop snow levels down to around 4000'. High temperatures will not change much over the next 5 days, but low temperatures will be lower than today. Strong South winds will continue to be an issue through the weekend as well, with some areas having the potential for 45mph gusts on Saturday.
Some showers will linger into Monday, but will not be as strong as what's ahead for the weekend. Skies will begin to clear out on Tuesday, and temperatures will warm back into the mid to high 60's in the valley by Thursday. I hope everyone is ready for the severe weather ahead for the north state, stays safe on the dangerous roads, and has a great Thursday!