Dec 11, 2015 10:16 AM by Cort Klopping
Cloudy skies scattered showers, and cooler temperatures are ahead for your Friday forecast. Temperatures have dipped into the mid to high 40's in the valley overnight, and into the high 20's to high 30's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the low to mid 50's for the valley, and into the mid 30's to mid 40's in the mountains. Scattered showers will be possible across the entire region today, with the best potential tracking through in the morning and early afternoon. Snow levels will be as low as 2000 feet in the Northern Mountains, and as low as 3500 feet for the Sierra/Cascades. The chance for wet weather will subside tonight across most areas. Winds today will be out of the South to around 15mph.
Saturday looks mostly dry, but showers will return to the region on Saturday night. Heavy rain/snow, and strong South winds will be ahead for the north state on Sunday. Sustained winds on Sunday will be out of the South up to 30mph, and the region could have gusts upwards of 50mph. The heavy rain, and strong winds could lead to debris flows, and localized flooding. Snow levels could dip as low as 1500 feet by Monday morning, but will start off at around 5000 feet on Saturday night. 1 to 2 feet of snow will be possible along the highest peaks, 12 to 18 inches of snow could fall down to pass levels, and 4 to 8 inches of snow will be possible down to 5000 feet. Valley areas will get between 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch of rain on Sunday, and the Foothills could get 1 to 2 inches of rain during that same time.
Most of the wet weather will have diminished by late Monday morning, and dry weather will be in store through the middle of next week. Temperatures will be much cooler overnight, but daytime high temperatures will not change much. I hope everyone has a fantastic Friday, and a wonderful weekend!
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