Mar 9, 2016 10:58 AM by Cort Klopping
Mostly cloudy skies, lingering showers, and stronger South winds are ahead for your Wednesday. Showers will continue to be possible across the region today, but amounts will be much less significant towards the afternoon. Sustained winds will be between 10 to 15mph out of the South, with gusts up to around 35mph this afternoon. Temperatures are starting out in the mid to high 40's in the valley, and in the 30's for the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the mid 50's to low 60's in the valley, and mountain areas will have high temperatures in the mid 40's to low 50's.
A much more significant band of moisture will approach the north state overnight, and heavy rain is projected to return to the region tomorrow. Heavy precipitation is then projected for each day through Monday. Snow levels will range between 4,000' to 6,000' this weekend. Current projections leave Chico and Redding with between 5 to 7.5 inches of rain from Thursday through Tuesday. If that projection holds, Chico will officially surpass the average yearly rainfall by this time next week! South winds will be an issue this weekend, with gusts possible up to around 40mph.
I hope everyone is ready for the heavy rain to return to the region, and has a wonderful Wednesday!