Apr 25, 2016 10:59 AM by Cort Klopping
Strong North winds, mountain rain & snow showers, and below average temperatures are ahead for your Monday. Winds will be the biggest impact on the north state today, and a Wind Advisory is in place between 8am to 5pm in the valley. Valley winds will be between 15 to 30mph out of the North, with gusts up to around 40mph. Mountain areas will also be windy, with gusts up to 35mph out of the North looking likely. There are some snow showers tracking back into the Sierra from the East early this morning. Those snow showers will subside throughout the day, and dry conditions are expected for the afternoon. Temperatures are starting out in the mid 40's for the valley, and in the 30's for the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to be in the high 60's to low 70's in the valley, and into the low 50's to low 60's in the mountains.
Dry and mostly clear conditions are expected for Tuesday. Temperatures will be around 3 degrees warmer than today, and winds will only be up to around 15mph out of the North. The next wet system will arrive along the coast on Tuesday night, and will spread across the entire north state on Wednesday. Temperatures are projected to be slightly cooler on Wednesday.
Clearing skies, and warmer temperatures are projected to return to the region on Thursday. Valley areas will climb back into the low 80's in the valley, and will stay in the low to mid 80's through Saturday. I hope everyone is ready to deal with the strong winds today, and has a marvelous Monday!