Dec 9, 2014 10:36 AM by Meteorologist Jason Atcho
A few isolated showers are possible on Tuesday in the extreme northern end of the valley and northern mountains. Otherwise, we'll see mostly cloudy skies today.
A strong storm will start to move in Wednesday afternoon with lots of rain and strong winds. The storm will continue into Thursday, and then still have lingering effects on Friday.
A FLOOD WATCH is in effect for most of the viewing area from Wednesday evening through Thursday evening. The valley will see 1-3", the foothills will get 2-5", and 3-8" in the mountains.
A HIGH WIND WATCH is in effect for most of the viewing area from Wednesday night through Friday. Sustained winds will be 30-40 mph, gusting up to 60 mph.
A WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect for the Sierra Nevada Mountains from Wednesday evening through Friday evening. The snow level will be around 6,000 feet. Snow accumulations will be around 10-20 inches, with nearly 2-3 feet along the crest.
High winds will likely knock down tree limbs and we could see power outages across the area. Thunderstorms are possible on Thursday and Friday, which could lead to flash flooding.
Showers will continue on Friday but we should dry out for Saturday and Sunday.
Monday could bring some more scattered showers to the area.