Very Wet & Windy Wednesday Ahead

Jan 6, 2016 10:32 AM by Cort Klopping

Heavy rain, snow, and strong South winds are ahead for your Wednesday forecast. Snow levels will be lower today, and are projected to be as low as 3000' for the Northern Mountains, and 3500' for the Sierra and Cascades. A Winter Storm Warning is in place for mountain areas in the north state through 7pm tonight. Heavy rain is expected during your morning, and evening commute in the valley, with showers expected for most of the day. A Wind Advisory is in place for the mid valley, but that could be extended to include the northern end of the valley as well by this afternoon. Sustained winds will be between 15 to 25mph out of the Southeast, with gusts up to around 40mph today. Temperatures are starting out in the high 40's to low 50's in the valley, and in the low 30's to low 40's in the mountains. Not much warming is expected for the afternoon. Valley areas will top out in the low to mid 50's, and mountain areas will only climb into the mid 30's to mid 40's.

Lighter showers will linger across the region on Thursday, but precipitation is not expected to be as widespread, and heavy as today. Temperatures are not projected to change much over the next week, with the exception of slightly cooler overnight low temperatures heading through the weekend. Dry conditions look likely for Friday, but a weak low pressure system will bring another chance of showers to the region on Saturday. Those showers will more than likely be limited to the far northern zones of the state. Dry conditions are ahead for the entire region on Sunday, before more wet weather looks likely to return to the north state towards the middle of next week. I hope everyone stays safe on the wet roads today, and has a wonderful Wednesday!


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