Feb 6, 2015 9:02 PM by Kris Kuyper
It was a wet and windy day around the North State today! Look for more rain through this weekend.
Our powerful storm arrived, and boy did it bring both the rain and wind. Winds gusted over 50 mph in the Sierra Nevada (114 mph gusts at the 8500' level of Alpine Meadows, near Lake Tahoe!), and brought power outages up there due to falling trees. These winds should slowly diminish some overnight, but will still be somewhat breezy Saturday.
The Atmospheric River brought generally 1" to 2" of rain in the Valley Friday, which will continue overnight, but as the plume shifts away from us... it will turn to off-and-on showers by Saturday. Still wet, just not as wet as today. A small wave in the Pacific may bring a brief resurgance to the rain Saturday evening.
Our next big storm will arrive Sunday, and it's looking almost as strong as our current storm. Look for more heavy rain by Sunday afternoon and gusty winds... although the winds shouldn't be as strong as they were today.
Unstable upper level low pressure will move over us by Monday, and while we may see some sunshine... that could help spark afternoon thunderstorms in the Valley. Don't expect many, but a few T-Storms are possible.
High pressure finally returns by Tuesday, along with a breezy north wind. Look for temperatures to warm back to the 60's next week as the sun returns Tuesday through the remainder of the week.
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