Feb 5, 2015 9:37 AM by Cort Klopping
Wet weather, and stronger wind arrive in the north state for your Thursday forecast. Heavy rain has already taken hold of the Northwest corner of the state, and will spread through the entire region through tonight. The northern end of the valley will have a chance of rain returning by late in the morning, but mid valley showers will hold off until later today. The Sierra/Cascades will also have the potential for wet weather holding off until later today or tonight. Winds will gust up to around 35mph out of the South in the valley for today, and become stronger tomorrow. Temperatures dipped into the high 40's to low 50's in the valley/foothills, and into the high 20's to high 40's in the mountains overnight. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the low 60's for the valley/foothills, and mid 50's to low 60's in the mountains.
Rain will intensify overnight, and become much stronger for your Friday forecast. Winds will also strengthen, with gusts topping out at around 45mph out of the south in the valley, and over 40mph for the foothills. Mountain areas could have gusts topping 60mph for your Friday. Potential impacts from the approaching systems include power outages, flooding, debris flows from burn scarred areas, and dangerously slick road conditions.
I hope everyone stays safe in the hazardous weather on the way, and has a great Thursday!
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