Feb 2, 2016 10:56 AM by Cort Klopping
Rain and snow showers have returned to the region overnight, and are persisting across the north state early this morning. Snow levels have dipped as low as 1000' in some parts of the area this morning. Our newsroom has received several reports of snow falling in the foothills. Paradise, and Magalia have both reported light snow this morning. Trinity County has reported some impressive snow totals this morning as well. Up to around 4 inches of snow fell down to 2,200 feet in Weaverville. Most of the wet weather will taper off over the next hour or two, but the Sierra could continue to get at least some showers early into the afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies are expected to continue throughout the day. Temperatures have dipped into the high 30's to low 40's in the valley overnight, and into the low 20's to mid 30's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are only projected to climb into the low to mid 50's for the valley, and into the mid 30's to mid 40's in the higher elevations. Winds will mostly be light, but some areas will have winds up to 10mph out of the Southeast.
Dry weather is expected for tonight, and into the morning hours on Wednesday. A better looking wet system will arrive in the region before noon tomorrow, and will continue into Wednesday evening. While this next system does look more impressive than the current system tracking through the region, it will also be limited on moisture and short lived. Dry weather returns to the region on Thursday, and a warming trend will take hold of the north state. Temperatures in the valley will climb into the high 50's to low 60's towards the end of the week. By Super Bowl Sunday the warming trend will ramp up significantly. Valley areas will have sunny skies, and temperatures climbing into the mid 60's to low 70's. I hope everyone enjoyed the low snow falling this morning, is ready for more wet weather tomorrow, and has a great Tuesday!