Heavy Rain, Snow coming Monday

Beautiful Sunday forecast, but a large winter storm bring heavy rain and snow back to the North State.

Posted: Jan 6, 2018 7:21 PM
Updated: Jan 6, 2018 7:30 PM

Sunny skies returned to the forecast after a rainy end to the work week. It was good to see some of the wet weather after a dry start to Winter. Sunday looks like another beautiful day, sunshine and mild temperatures, however a large WINTER STORM will impact California for the coming work week.  Clouds will thicken up Sunday night with perhaps a few showers coming in Monday morning.


The storm arrives on Monday and definitely looks significantly stronger and wetter than the last few that moved through recently. National Weather Service has issued WINTER STORM WATCH in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday evening for Western slope of the Sierra. Western Plumas County and Lassen Park should pick up some heavy snowfall.

Models are in good agreement on the heavy rain for Monday, with more moderate showers into Tuesday. It's looking like the Valley will see about 1-2" of rain for the 2-day span.

The heavier snow will impact more of the Mountains into Monday night and early Tuesday as colder air mixes in with the moisture. Snow levels looking like they'll start above 7000' on Monday but lower to 6000' by early morning Tuesday. Travel will be hazardous with several inches of snow on the ground and poor visibility with heavy, blowing snow. Total snow accumulations of 6-12 inches with localized amounts up to 24 inches are possible at the highest elevations.

The sunshine returns on Thursday as things dry out once again. Valley highs warming up and pushing around 60° quickly. We'll push towards the mid-60° range by the end of the work week!

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CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118349620069
Riverside2885413695
San Bernardino2850812651
Orange2598573848
San Diego2578053218
Santa Clara1095061747
Kern102137786
Fresno945841397
Sacramento926211446
Alameda797961200
Ventura76947805
San Joaquin662901042
Contra Costa61865653
Stanislaus55487937
Tulare47680731
Monterey42016323
San Mateo38552502
San Francisco33947394
Santa Barbara31630398
Solano29882161
Merced28749393
Sonoma27845295
Imperial26840587
Kings21916218
Placer19661231
San Luis Obispo19500221
Madera15325201
Santa Cruz14516174
Marin13083197
Yolo12689185
Shasta10950172
Butte10855158
El Dorado906995
Napa895068
Sutter881896
San Benito572358
Yuba571936
Lassen559419
Tehama506852
Tuolumne392959
Nevada390974
Mendocino379043
Amador343840
Humboldt313633
Lake310740
Glenn220723
Colusa212513
Calaveras190225
Siskiyou172013
Inyo127835
Mono12084
Del Norte9765
Plumas6516
Modoc4504
Mariposa3937
Trinity3525
Sierra990
Alpine800
Unassigned00
Chico
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Chico
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Strong wind continues to blow through the valley this afternoon, and will last through the evening. Thursday will still be a fairly breezy day, but the wind won't be as strong and our temperatures will be warmer. More wind is coming Friday and Saturday.
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