Jan 27, 2016 10:25 AM by Cort Klopping
Cloudy skies have trapped in the heat nicely overnight, and left the region with slightly warmer temperatures than yesterday morning. There is potential for fog development to limit visibility on north state roads, but the dense cloud cover has limited fog in the region. Temperatures dipped into the low to mid 40's in the valley overnight, and into the high 20's to low 40's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to be the warmest of the week today. Valley areas will climb into the low to mid 60's, and mountain areas will be in the high 40's to mid 50's later on today. Winds are expected to stay relatively light, but could be up to around 10mph out of the Northwest.
Clouds will become more prevalent tonight, and rain will spread across the region tomorrow. The rain will start out along the Coastal Range and into the Northern Mountains early in the day, before spreading across the entire region by tomorrow night. This will be a warm system, and snow levels will start out at around 7000'. Heavy rain is expected for your Friday forecast, and some showers could linger into Saturday. Snow levels will drop significantly by Saturday morning, but moisture will be much more limited. There will be the potential for severe weather returning to the region on Sunday. Thunderstorms look likely for Sunday in the latest models, but we will continue to monitor the outlook, and bring you updates as they become available. Conditions become a bit milder for the start of next week, and will stay much cooler than this week. I hope everyone enjoys the warm and dry conditions ahead for today, and has a wonderful Wednesday!