Rain On The Way

Oct 26, 2015 10:01 PM by Kris Kuyper

Monday was another sunny and warm Fall day around the North State. A storm is heading our way however, and will bring us rain later this week!

Look for clouds to move in from an approaching fall storm through the day Tuesday, which will cool us down some. Light rain will arrive late Tuesday night and last into Wednesday morning... but this storm isn't very big. It'll split apart as it approaches us, which will weaken it further. Still, I expect us to see about 1/4" of rain in the Valley with slightly higher amounts in the mountains. Snow levels will still be pretty high, above 8000'.

Skies will turn sunny on Thursday as the storm moves through quickly. With surface high pressure building into the Pacific Northwest behind this storm, that will kick up a gusty north wind in the Valley. Look for 30 to 35 mph north wind gusts Thursday afternoon in the Sacramento Valley, with lighter winds in the mountains. We should still see gusts to about 25 mph on Friday morning, then the winds will die down Friday evening. Skies will stay sunny for Halloween, which is great news for the little trick-or-treaters!

Another weak storm will move through the North State on Sunday, and should bring us more light rain. It looks even weaker than the Wednesday storm, but colder. Snow levels could get down to near 5000' for the first time this season Sunday night! But snowfall amounts would be pretty light.

And don't forget... Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning! Fall Back, we get an extra hour of sleep.


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