Wet week ahead

Jan 11, 2016 10:07 PM by Kris Kuyper

It was a mix of sun and clouds around the North State on Monday, and we'll see that again Tuesday. Tuesday night and Wednesday look wet, as a healthy Pacific storm surges in!

A weak storm brought some clouds to the Valley and a few light showers in the mountains on Monday, but certainly not much. Our next storm is in the Pacific and heading our way. Tomorrow, we'll see a mix of sun and clouds yet again, but rain from this storm should move in Tuesday night.

This first storm should give us 1/4" to 1/2" of rain in the Valley by Wednesday afternoon. It's got a decent area of surface low pressure, so look for the south winds to pick up Tuesday night. The far north end of the Valley should see gusts to 40 mph, while south of Tehama County we should see 30 to 35 mph gusts, which should peak close to sunrise Wednesday. These winds will diminish through the day Wednesday.

Another weaker storm will move in Thursday afternoon, bringing more light rain to us! We'll get a bit of a break on Friday, but there's still a slight chance for a shower. Yet another healthy storm soaks us Saturday. All of these storms look warm... so snow levels should be close to 4000'. Most Valley locations will see about 1" to 2" of rain this week, with higher totals in Redding and in the mountains. We'll get a break next Sunday, as that day looks to be dry.

Long range models want to bring in another storm early next week, although they aren't agreeing totally. One model wants to really soak us both Monday and Tuesday, with a Pineapple Express! Fingers crossed that's the one that verifies... that solution would be a wet one!


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