Apr 27, 2016 9:22 AM by Cort Klopping
Mostly cloudy skies, scattered rain and snow showers, and the potential for afternoon thunderstorms are all ahead for your Wednesday. Projections are showing the majority of the wet weather will be limited to the higher elevations. Rain and snow showers passed through the Sierra overnight, but that wave is heading East early this morning. The next wave of showers & thunderstorms are tracking through the Coastal Range at 5am, and are projected to track through the Northern Mountains, before tapering off as it tracks into the valley. There is a 20 to 30 percent chance for showers in the valley, and a slight potential for afternoon thunderstorms. Temperatures are starting out in the low to mid 50's for the valley, and in the low 30's to mid 40's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the mid 60's to low 70's in the valley, and into the low 50's to low 60's in the mountains. Winds will be out of the East to 10mph.
There will be the potential for lingering rain and snow showers ahead for the Sierra tonight, but most of the active conditions will head East into Nevada late Wednesday evening. Clearing skies, and warmer temperatures are ahead for the remainder of your work week. Valley areas will climb back into the high 70's to low 80's on Thursday, then into the low to mid 80's by Friday. The sunny skies, and warmer temperatures are expected to linger through the upcoming weekend. Breezy winds will also return to the north state this weekend. I hope everyone stays safe in the active weather expected for today, and has a wonderful Wednesday!
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