Dec 19, 2014 9:23 AM by Cort Klopping
Wet, and cool conditions are ahead in your Friday forecast. Heavy rain has progressed from the Northern Mountains through the mid-valley so far overnight. Over an inch of rain was recorded in areas of Trinity County, over 3/4 of an inch has been recorded in Redding, and about a half an inch has been recorded in Chico by 7am. The showers are projected to continue throughout the region today. Snow levels are hovering between 5000 to 5500ft.
Temperatures are starting out in the low 50's for the valley, and are only projected to climb into the 53 to 55 degree range this afternoon. Mountain areas are starting out between 35 to 45 degrees, and will climb to between 40 to 50 degrees this afternoon.
There will be a slight chance for light showers lingering across the region on Saturday, with the best chance for continued precipitation resting in the mountains. Conditions continue to dry, and warm on Sunday, before sunny skies, and warmer temperatures arrive Monday. The next chance for precipitation will arrive on Wednesday into Christmas day. The Christmas Eve/Christmas Day system looks to primarily impact mountain areas. I hope everyone stays safe on the slick roads, has a fantastic Friday, and a wonderful weekend!