Wet and windy weather will continue on Sunday morning, drying up somewhat in the afternoon but getting very cold on Sunday! Could we see snow in the Valley again early Sunday? This is most likley in the area in and around Redding at the north end of the valley.
A very strong and cold low pressure area has moved into northern California . The winds have kicked up ahead of this syetem and there are wind warning across the valley through this evening.
The storm will surge in from the north on Saturday afternoon and night, spreading rain all over the Valley and more snow in the mountains. We'll see around 1/3" of rain in the Valley. Winds will gust 20 to 40 mph in the Valley by the afternoon and evening, and diminish after midnight. Snow levels will remain near 2500' through the day, but they'll plunge after dark.
Those snow levels will end up around 500' by Sunday morning, and snow will move into the foothills (like the Paradise Ridge, Forest Ranch and Cohasset), and could try to sneak into the Valley again. Remember when we had the Valley snow earlier this week, it was only Redding, Anderson, Thermalito and Chico that saw snow in the Valley. So, if it happens again Sunday morning, it will be rather isolated. Isolated showers will continue through the day Sunday, but only around sunrise will it be cold enough for the possibility of Valley snow.
Scattered showers continue on Monday. They'll pick up on Tuesday, ahead of a Pineapple Express storm! That Atmospheric River (or Pineapple Express) will bring warmer and much wetter weather our way. Look for the rain to turn heavy at times Tuesday night and Wednesday, with snow levels rising back up but it will still be cold enough for plenty of mountain snow above 4000 feet. We'll dry out a little and turn partly cloudy on Thursday but there's more rain coming near the end of the week!