Feb 27, 2015 9:17 PM by Kris Kuyper
Strong thunderstorms developed in parts of the North State Friday afternoon, and could re-develop again Saturday afternoon! The weather will quiet down on Sunday.
An unstable storm approached northern California Friday afternoon, and sparked Valley thunderstorms and mountain snow. One thunderstorm that developed in Glenn County turned severe and produced marble sized hail, then moved southeast into southern Butte County and gave Gridley, Live Oak, Oroville and Paradise/Magalia a nice light show along with plenty of rain. Thunderstorms will diminish overnight, but the storm will still be close to us Saturday... so we could do it all over again. Look for a quiet start to our day, but as the sun warms us up and destabilizes the atmosphere, showers and possibly thunderstorms will re-develop again.
In the mountains, the snow level has been around 4500' on Friday. It will drop to near 3500' early Saturday, but any snow that falls should be light. Above about 6000', there will be more substantial snow which is great news for the Tahoe ski resorts.
The storm will move east by Sunday, leaving us with a cool but sunny start to March. Another even weaker storm will move in on Monday, but it should only bring a few light showers to the mountains. The rest of next week looks sunny and warmer... a nice start to March.
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