Dec 24, 2014 9:29 AM by Cort Klopping
Some big changes are ahead in your Christmas Eve forecast. Some light fog is still developing across areas of the mid valley this morning, but the returning clouds are limiting denser fog from forming. Rain and snow showers are returning to the region this afternoon, with snow levels dropping from 8000 feet to between 3000 to 4000 feet this afternoon. 3 to 8 inches of snow will be possible over 4000 feet through Christmas morning. There will be a Winter Storm Advisory in place from noon until 8pm tonight for the Northern Sierra.
Temperatures are starting out in the high 40's to low 50's in the valley, low 30's for the Northern Sierra, and Mid 40's in the Northern Mountains. Afternoon high temperatures will climb into the mid to high 50's for the valley, and low 40's to low 50's for the mountains. Winds are picking up, and are projected to gust to 25 to 35mph out of the South across the entire north state.
Dry, and sunny conditions return for Christmas day, but temperatures will be similar to this afternoon's. Dry, and cool conditions will linger through the weekend forecast, with plenty of sunshine during that time frame. I hope everyone stays safe on the wet, and icy roads this afternoon, and has a wonderful Wednesday!