Feb 26, 2016 10:49 AM by Cort Klopping
Increasing clouds, slightly cooler temperatures, and light showers across the northern zones of the state are expected for your Friday forecast. Showers will begin to spread across the Northern Mountains early this afternoon, and will slowly spread through the North Valley, and Northern Sierra this evening. Snow levels are currently above pass levels but could dip down to 5500 feet by tomorrow morning. Most of the moisture will have passed by the time the snow levels will drop. Showers will wrap up late tonight into early Saturday. Temperatures are starting out in the mid 40's to low 50's in the valley, and in the high 20's to high 30's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the high 60's to low 70's in the valley, and into the mid 50's to low 60's in the mountains. Winds will mostly be up to around 10mph out of the South this afternoon.
Dry but cloudy conditions will be ahead for most of the weekend, with a weak storm possible on Sunday afternoon. That system will not even be as potent as the one ahead for this afternoon, and will move through the area very quickly. Showers from that system will wrap up by Monday morning, and cloudy skies will linger. Temperatures will warm back into the low 70's for the valley on Tuesday.
The potential for widespread precipitation looks likely towards the end of next week. Widespread showers are currently projected to return to the area on Thursday, and last through the end of next week. It's a little too early to forecast precipitation amounts, but they way the models are shaping out make that system look much more impressive than the two heading through the region this weekend. I hope everyone is ready for some light wet weather to return, has a fantastic Friday, and a wonderful weekend!
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