Mar 29, 2016 10:30 AM by Cort Klopping
Strong North winds continue across the region in your Tuesday forecast. Winds will be the biggest impact on the north state again today, with gusts up to 35mph out of the Northwest expected this afternoon. Sustained winds will range between 10 to 20mph out of the Northwest. Temperatures are starting out in the low to mid 40's for most of the valley, and in the high 20's to low 30's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to be warmer than yesterday, with valley areas expected to climb into the mid to high 60's, and mountain areas in the high 40's to low 60's. Valley areas will be mostly sunny throughout the day, and mountain areas will have clearing skies becoming partly cloudy this afternoon. There will be a slight chance for light snow showers brushing South through the Northern Sierra today, but the best chance for wrap around showers returning to the California will be closer to Tahoe.
Winds are not expected to be as strong moving into your mid to late week forecast. Gusts will be out of the North to around 20mph on Wednesday before diminishing Wednesday night. Skies will continue to clear, and will become sunny for the mid to late week forecast. Temperatures will warm into the low to mid 70's in the valley on Wednesday, and will then continue to climb into the mid to high 70's late this week.
Clouds will return to the region this weekend, and temperatures will be slightly cooler than the end of the week. There will be a chance for showers tracking through the Northern Mountains, but current models leave the rest of the region dry. A better chance for widespread showers will be ahead for early next week, but models are currently split on the longer range forecast. I hope everyone stays safe in the windy weather ahead for today, and has a great Tuesday!
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