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Dry & warmer start to your work week

Nice start to your work week, but more active weather is on the way

Posted: Mar 5, 2018 6:36 AM

Bundle up before you head out the door this morning, and give yourself an extra minute or two to scrap the frost off of your windshield before you hit the road early today. Clear skies, and modest winds have helped to usher in frigid temperatures this morning. Valley areas are starting out in the high 20's to mid 30's early today, and mountain areas have dipped into the teens to 20's overnight. Plenty of sunshine is on tap for the start of your work week, and winds will be up to 10mph out of the North today. Temperatures will be warmer across the region this afternoon, with valley areas projected to climb into the low to mid 60's, and mountain areas expected to end up in the mid 40's to mid 50's. Overall, it will be a chilly start to your day, but we have a warmer afternoon ahead.

The warming trend will continue through the middle of the week, with valley areas topping out in the mid to high 60's on Tuesday and Wednesday. Clouds will begin to increase across the region on Tuesday, but Northern California will stay dry. Even more clouds will fill into the region on Wednesday, and the potential for showers will return towards the early evening. Cooler temperatures and showers will return for the remainder of the work week. This wet storm system is expected to be warmer than the last we had, and snow levels are expected to stay above 4000'. High temperatures will cool back into the low 60's for the valley, with mostly 40's in the mountains to end the week. Low temperatures will end up much warmer, with mid to high 40's in the valley. Around an inch of rain will be possible in the North valley late week, with around a half inch looking possible in the mid valley. Higher elevations could have 2 to 6 inches of snow down to pass levels from Wednesday night through Saturday, with higher peaks getting around 8 inches of snow.

A brief break from the precipitation looks likely for the valley on Saturday, but showers could persist in the mountains. Temperatures will stay in the same range for your weekend, with low 60's in the valley. Another wet system is expected to spread showers across all of Northern California again on Sunday night into Monday. Overall, we have more wet weather on the way to our region over the next week, but the wet weather on the way will be mild in comparison to last week's.

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