Rain returns Friday

Jan 20, 2016 10:37 PM by Kris Kuyper

We enjoyed a break in the rain today, and we should see another dry day tomorrow. Rain returns Thursday night... and it should be another soaker!

We're currently in-between storms, and our Wednesday saw a few peeks of sunshine... but not much. We shouldn't see any sunshine tomorrow, as clouds from our next storm spread over northern California. This next storm will spread the wet weather over us in waves.

The first band of rain will move in Thursday night. By Friday, it will turn into off-and-on showers. Another band of steady rain arrives Friday night, and then it turns into off-and-and-on showers again Saturday. Low pressure off the coastline will push a nice band of moisture inland Thursday night (rain), then it thins out Friday. The main low moves onshore Friday night, and that's when the snow levels will start to drop. Snow levels should start around 5500' in the Sierra Nevada Thursday night and Friday, then drop to near 4500' by Friday night and Saturday.

This storm will move east by Sunday, and we'll see dry weather Sunday and Monday. A weak storm will just graze us Tuesday... it could bring a few scattered showers as far south as Redding, but that's about it. Overall, next week will start fairly quiet, but long range models are indicating another decent storm to finish out next week.


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