Sep 16, 2015 9:43 AM by Cort Klopping
Wet, windy, and much cooler conditions are ahead for your Wednesday forecast! An area of low pressure is approaching the Coastal Range early this morning, and showers are starting to spread through the coast. Those showers will spread through the region today, and should be impacting most valley areas, and the Sierra by this afternoon. The Northern Mountains will get between a quarter to a half an inch of rain, valley areas expect between a tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain, and parts of the Sierra and Cascades could get up to around a quarter of an inch of precipitation. There will be a chance for some light snow down to as low as 6,000 feet. Winds will be a big issue for today. Sustained winds will be up to 15mph out of the Southeast for the entire north state, and gusts will be up to 30mph this afternoon. Make sure that you're careful on roadways in the wet and windy conditions. Winds could potentially take down trees, or spread other debris through roadways.
Temperatures are starting out in the mid to high 50's in the valley this morning, and in the low 30's to mid 40's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are only expected to be in the mid 60's to low 70's in the valley, and mountain areas will end up in the mid 50's to mid 60's.
Skies will begin to clear out on Thursday morning, and a warming trend will return to the north state. Valley areas will climb back into the high 70's tomorrow, and will then warm into the low to mid 90's this weekend. There will be plenty of sunshine ahead from Friday through the end of your 7 day forecast. I hope everyone stays safe in the wet and windy conditions this afternoon, and has a wonderful Wednesday!