More rain and wind Tuesday

Jan 18, 2016 10:02 PM by Kris Kuyper

We saw a break in the rain on Monday... but it will be a very short lived break, as yet another storm is heading our way! Look for more rain and wind Tuesday.

After a wet weekend (especially Sunday!), we dried out just a bit today. The dry weather won't last long, as another potent storm is coming our way tomorrow. It will spread a few light showers overnight over us, which will turn into a steady rain tomorrow. While this storm has a bit of a tap into the subtropics, it isn't a full fledged "Pineapple Express" like the weekend storm was... so we won't see as much rain. We should still see about 1/2" to 3/4" of rain in the Valley, with higher amounts in the foothills. It will also develop a bit of a surface low, so that will kick up the southerly winds. Look for 35 to 40 mph south wind gusts, which could be trouble for weak trees in the saturated ground.

We'll see another break Wednesday (with maybe even a little sun!). Clouds will thicken Thursday, ahead of our next storm. Showers will move in Thursday night, turning to a steady rain again on Friday. Friday's storm could have a pretty healthy north-south rain gradient, but from about Butte/Glenn counties and northward, we could see easily over 1" of rain (and perhaps closer to 2" near Redding). Rain totals will taper off quickly to our south. Winds again will be gusty, look for south wind gusts up to 40 mph in the Valley.

This upcoming weekend is looking mainly dry, in contrast to this last weekend. Next week may start fairly dry as well... but that won't last long. El Niño is still roaring strong!


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