Wet through the weekend

Mar 10, 2016 10:32 PM by Kris Kuyper

Today was a wet one! We'll see the rain continue through the weekend, and drier weather ahead for next week.

Rain moved in today, and it was heavy at times. An atmospheric river that extends down to Hawaii is responsible for the rain, and this narrow plume of moisture may sink south a bit overnight. An incoming disturbance will force it back over us tomorrow, and we'll see more rain, occasionally heavy! Rain totals in the Valley ranged from 1/2" to 1 1/2", and we can expect more of the same tomorrow. Snow levels are mainly around 6000', although a tad lower around Lake Almanor... closer to 5000' locally there. South winds gusted 25 to 35 mph today, and that will continue tomorrow... and this weekend.

The atmospheric river moves east by Saturday, because another storm will push it east. That incoming storm will soak us as well! Yet another storm will target us on Sunday, keeping the rain going through the weekend. Snow levels may drop to near 4500'.

High pressure will finally return next week. We'll transition from cool and rainy to sunny and mild next week. Light north breezes should keep us fog-free in the Valley, although the mountain valleys may see some fog. The Sacramento Valley may see a breezy north wind on Tuesday, but Valley highs will approach 70 by next Wednesday.


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