Nov 23, 2015 10:16 AM by Cort Klopping
Mostly sunny skies, around average temperatures, and all around mild conditions are ahead for your Monday forecast. Temperatures have dipped into the high 30's to low 40's in the valley overnight, and into the mid 20's to mid 30's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the mid 60's for the valley, and into the mid to high 50's in the mountains. Winds will mostly be light, but some areas could have winds up to 10mph out of the Southeast.
Showers will arrive in the Coastal Range and Northern Mountains early Tuesday morning, and will spread across the entire region by Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures will only climb into the low to mid 50's in the valley on Tuesday, and will stay in that range for the rest of the week. Snow will be a big factor on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the National Weather Service out of Sacramento has called for a Winter Storm Watch in the higher elevations from Tuesday to Wednesday morning. 12 to 18 inches of snow will be possible along the highest elevations, 6 to 12 inches will be likely down to 4000 feet, and 2 to 6 inches will be possible down to 2000 feet. There will be a chance of snow down to around 1000 feet Tuesday afternoon. Rain totals in the valley will likely be between a half to three quarters of an inch over the next 72 hours.
Mostly sunny and cold conditions will be ahead for your Thanksgiving. Low temperatures will dip into the mid 20's to low 30's in the valley. Temperatures will not change much from Thursday through the weekend, but there will be another chance for showers arriving on Saturday night. I hope everyone stays safe if they're traveling today, and has a marvelous Monday!