Jan 4, 2016 10:22 AM by Cort Klopping
Rain & snow are returning to the region in your Monday forecast. Showers have mainly been confined to the Western side of the valley, the Northern Mountains, and Coastal Range so far this morning, but are expected to spread across the region throughout the day. Temperatures are starting out in the high 30's to low 40's in the valley, and in the high teens to mid 30's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the high 40's to low 50's in the valley, and into the mid 30's to low 40's in the mountains. Winds will be variable up to around 10mph, with gusts to 20mph out of the South for the northern end of the valley. Rain totals are currently projected to be between a half an inch to 2 inches in the valley over the next 48 hours. Snow levels will range between 3500 to 4500 feet, and up to 2 feet of snow will be possible along higher peaks.
Rain and snow will intensify tonight, and become much heavier early Tuesday morning. A Winter Storm Warning will be in place for the Sierra and Cascades from this afternoon through tomorrow evening. The next round of wet weather will arrive early Wednesday morning, and then taper off on Thursday. Friday looks to be mostly dry, with just a slight chance for some lingering showers. The next chance for precipitation will be in the northern zones of the state on Saturday. Temperatures will not change much over the next week. Valley areas will have highs in the high 40's to low 50's, and lows mostly in the high 30's to mid 40's. I hope everyone enjoys the return of wet weather for your first full week of 2016, and has a marvelous Monday!
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