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Heavy rain hits California to start work week

Strong storm looks to drop a few inches of rain across California

Posted: Jan 7, 2018 9:55 PM
Updated: Jan 7, 2018 9:56 PM

Sunday saw some cooler temperatures and cloudier skies ahead of a big storm system set to impact the entire state as we begin the work week forecast.  Two storms in the Pacific will be coming together and look like they'll give California a good 1-2 punch!  The first storm is working its way up from the western coast of Mexico, while the second is coming in from the Gulf of Alaska.  Expect some heavy rain pretty much all day Monday, while Tuesday should see lighter but still moderate rain.

The first storm coming in from the South is more of a warm air storm, and since a warmer airmass can carry more moisture, we should see the majority of our rain totals to come on Monday.  The second storm coming in from the Northwest and will provide a push of cooler air late Monday evening and into early Tuesday which is when we should start to see more snow developing across the Mountains.  Valley looks to get some good rain throughout the next 48-72 hours.  Most locations should see about 0.75-1.00" Monday, and likely adding another 0.50-0.75" through Tuesday.  I think Paradise and Magalia areas get closer to 3.50" from Monday and Tuesday.

Mountains will see more of the snow developing late Monday and very early Tuesday.  Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect 4AM Tuesday and last until 10PM Tuesday.  Heavy, wet snow and poor visibility can be expected as more of the snow starts to add up.  Sierra pass levels should see around 3-6" with higher amounts of 1-2' for Lassen Peak.

A few showers might stick around early Wednesday, but we will start to dry out.  After a couple days of wet weather, we've got more of the sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures making a quick comeback.  High temps go from 50s on Monday-Tuesday to the 60s by Friday-Saturday.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3055568

Reported Deaths: 34441
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103280614122
San Bernardino2561091560
Riverside2504362645
San Diego2168352109
Orange2148082477
Santa Clara943661109
Kern86718565
Fresno82485968
Sacramento806781111
Alameda67952765
Ventura62101436
San Joaquin58290786
Contra Costa52965450
Stanislaus42882758
Tulare41867506
Monterey36126255
San Mateo32596309
San Francisco29321262
Solano25806106
Imperial25317465
Santa Barbara25083236
Merced24452308
Sonoma24068240
Kings19435145
Placer17380180
San Luis Obispo15929136
Madera13443151
Santa Cruz12298113
Marin11693157
Yolo10620131
Shasta9776122
Butte9474123
El Dorado782644
Sutter775478
Napa760140
Lassen519516
San Benito496343
Yuba495127
Tehama397142
Tuolumne338240
Nevada320673
Mendocino311432
Amador301631
Lake261230
Humboldt239324
Glenn193519
Colusa17339
Calaveras161723
Siskiyou144613
Mono11214
Inyo97429
Del Norte8662
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3024
Sierra820
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 46°
Oroville
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 47°
Chico
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 46°
Red Bluff
Clear
40° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 17°
Feels Like: 37°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 37°
Chico
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 50°
As expected, we had much quieter weather around northern California on Wednesday with plenty of sunshine, much weaker wind, and a wide range of temperatures. Thursday will be similar, but much more active weather is coming.
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