Jan 14, 2016 10:19 AM by Cort Klopping
Rain, snow, and colder conditions are ahead for your Thursday forecast. Skies cleared out last night, and that has left the region with much cooler temperatures than 24 hours ago. Valley areas dipped into the high 30's to low 40's, and mountain locations dropped into the low 20's to mid 30's. Clouds are returning to the region early this morning, and the potential for showers aren't far behind. Snow levels are starting out at around 2500' in the Northern Mountains, and are projected to rise to around 3500' this afternoon. The Sierra/Cascades will have a snow levels closer to 4000' today. A few inches of snow will be likely in the higher elevations, and several tenths of an inch of rain will be possible in the valley. This colder system will also leave afternoon high temperatures much cooler than yesterday. Valley areas are only projected to climb into the low 50's this afternoon, and mountains areas will range from the mid 30's to mid 40's. Winds will be out of the South up to around 10mph for the valley, but some mountain locations could have winds up to 30mph.
This approaching system will continue to spread showers across the region into the early morning hours on Friday, before tapering off. The next wet system is projected to arrive in the north state Friday afternoon, and will continue through Saturday morning. Several more wet systems look to be on track to hit the north state over the next week. Each of the next 6 days are currently projected to at least have some wet weather passing through. Temperatures will not change much over the next week. Valley areas will top out in the low to mid 50's, and will bottom out in the low to mid 40's. I hope everyone is ready for another wet system to hit the region today, and has a great Thursday!