Jan 5, 2016 10:35 AM by Cort Klopping
Very heavy precipitation has returned to the north state overnight, and is expected to continue throughout most of your Tuesday forecast. The heaviest rain will be ahead for the valley this morning, before more scattered showers, and the potential for thunderstorms arrives this afternoon. Some locations have reported a quarter to a fifth of an inch of rainfall in the span of an hour earlier this morning. Snow levels are ranging down to around 3500 feet in the Northern Mountains, and 4500 feet in the Sierra. The heaviest rain and snow will return to the Sierra this afternoon and persist into tonight. South winds are projected to be strong today as well. Sustained winds will range between 10 to 20mph, and gusts will be up to around 30mph. Temperatures are staring out in the mid 40's to low 50's in the valley, and are only projected to climb into the low to mid 50's this afternoon. Mountain areas are starting out in the low 30's to low 40's this morning, and will only climb into the high 30's to mid 40's later today.
There will be a break in the rain late tonight as the current system exits to the East of our area, but another very wet system is set to arrive early Wednesday morning. The next system also looks to be very wet. Snow levels will mostly be down to 3500'. That system will linger into Thursday, but the most significant moisture is expected on Wednesday. Dry weather returns to the region late Thursday, and lasts through Friday. Another wet system looks likely to impact the far northern zones of the state on Saturday. Temperatures will not change much over the next several days, but overnight lows will be a little colder late week. I hope everyone stays safe on the slick roads, and has a great Tuesday!
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