Jan 14, 2016 10:16 PM by Kris Kuyper
It was another wet day around the North State, but we should see a break in the rain tomorrow. Much more rain is coming our way this weekend!
Another day, and another storm moved into the North State. This one brought slightly cooler air with it, so snow levels dropped a bit. There wasn't much of a pressure gradient with it, so winds were much lighter today. This storm should move east overnight, and while it will be cloudy tomorrow, it should be dry.
That break in the rain won't last long, as another storm will move into the North State on Saturday. It looks to deliver a similar amount of rain that either yesterday's or today's storm did... not huge, but not bad either. South winds should gust 20 to 25 mph, and snow levels should rise back to near 4000' again.
The big one arrives Sunday. Winds will again gust 20 to 25 mph, but this is looking like a bit of a Pineapple Express (or Atmospheric River, whichever name you prefer)... a healthy tap into subtropical moisture, bringing warm rain all the way from Hawaii to us. The Valley should see 1" to 2" of rain Sunday, with much higher amounts in the mountains. Snow levels should rise again, closer to 5000' (again, this moisture is from the subtropics), and will linger into Monday... although will begin to taper off Monday afternoon.
Tuesday will see just a few scattered showers, and Wednesday is looking dry. Another system will hit us late next week.
Overall, the wet pattern continues, with this weekend looking especially wet!