Heavy rain and snow ahead for your Wednesday

Rain and snow are causing major travel impacts across Northern California this morning. Active weather continues into your weekend.

Posted: Feb 13, 2019 6:51 AM

Get that umbrella ready and make sure you give yourself plenty of extra time to get where you're going today. Heavy rain and snow has continued across Northern California overnight. Snow has continued to fall in the North end of the valley overnight, with up to a foot of snow totals possible in Redding. Drivers should use extreme caution today as roads will be very slick. A Winter Storm Warning is in place for the Northern end of the valley through noon today, and will be in place for the Sierra, Casccades, and Shasta County Mountains through Friday afternoon. Several feet of snow will be possible along the highest elevations. Chains will be required in the mountains and in portions of the North end of the valley today. A Flood Watch will stay in place for the valley and foothills through Thursday afternoon. Debris flows and mud slides will be possible along recent burn scars, and ponding water on roads can be expected. A Wind Advisory will be in place through 1pm in the valley today and will then go back into effect for the valley for the day on Thursday. Temperatures have dipped into the 30's to 40's in the valley overnight, and into the 20's to 30's in the mountains early today. Winds will be out of the South to around 25mph with gusts to 45mph possible this morning. Snow levels will be lifting this afternoon. Most areas will have snow levels above 4000' late this afternoon, and then up to around 5000' tonight. High temperatures will end up in the high 40's to low 50's in the valley, and in the 30's to 40's in the mountains.

Snow levels will dip back into the 3000' to 4000' range on Thursday. Heavy rain and snow can be expected to continue in your Thursday foreast. Gusty South winds will prompt another Wind Advisory in the valley from 6am until 6pm Thursday. There will also be potential for valley thunderstorms on Thursday. Temperatures will be slightly warmer on Thursday despite the active weather. Showers will be lingering on Friday, and then becomeing more scattered on Saturday. Another round of light to moderate showers will then move through our region on Sunday. Looks like we can finally expect dry weather and sunny skies to return for the start of next week.

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Cooler weather the next few days before we warm up again this weekend flirting with more record high temperatures. By next week we get even cooler but we also have the possibility of high fire danger next week.
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