Rain & Snow Ahead For Your Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2015 10:40 AM by Cort Klopping

Major travel impacts are expected across the north state as a cold winter storm moves through the region today. Valley rain will be limited to around a half an inch or less, but snow values will be more significant. Snow could possibly fall down to around 1000 feet. Between 4 to 8 inches of snow will be possible down to 2500 feet, with 1 to 2 feet of snow possible above 4500 feet. Winds will be gusting to around 25mph out of the South, with sustained winds up to around 15mph. Temperatures are starting out in the high 30's to low 40's in the valley, and in the mid 20's to mid 30's in the mountains. High temperatures are only projected to climb into the high 40's to mid 50's in the valley, and into the 31 to 37 degree range in the mountains.

Showers will fizzle out tonight, and dry conditions are expected for Christmas day. The cold and dry weather is expected to persist through the weekend, with mostly sunny skies for Christmas day, and Saturday. There is a chance for showers returning late Sunday, but some models are holding off on wet weather until Monday. Those showers will primarily be limited to northern zones. Please be careful if you're hitting the roads today, and have a very Merry Christmas Eve!


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