Jan 13, 2016 10:46 AM by Cort Klopping
Heavy rain/snow, strong South winds, and the potential for afternoon thunderstorms are all ahead for your Wednesday. Heavy rain has arrived in the region overnight, and has been accompanied by strong winds out of the South. The northern end of the valley has had the strongest gusts reporded so far, with Redding having a 46mph gust recorded out of the South. Most areas will have gusts to around 30mph today. Valley areas have reported between a third of an inch to two thirds of an inch of rain since midnight (as of 7am Wednesday morning). The heaviest precipitation is taking place this morning, with lighter showers lingering for the remainder of the day. Valley areas and the surrounding foothills will have the potential for thunderstorms this afternoon. Snow levels are relatively high, and should stay at around 5000' today.
Showers will taper off this evening, with limited rain and snow continuing in the Sierra. The next wet system is expected to arrive in the region on Thursday afternoon, and last through at least early Friday morning. Several wet systems will funnel through the West Coast over the next week, giving the region some much needed rain. At least some rain is expected for fall in parts of the north state over the next 6 days. I hope everyone is ready for the wet weather to continue, and has a wonderful Wednesday!
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