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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.

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Confirmed Cases: 117215

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles572192448
Riverside8155342
San Diego7554269
Orange6574150
San Bernardino5501208
Alameda351597
Santa Clara2819143
San Francisco258743
Kern237639
San Mateo218884
Tulare200489
Fresno188236
Imperial179829
Santa Barbara166912
Contra Costa150637
Sacramento143958
Ventura116434
Kings11375
San Joaquin98235
Stanislaus75029
Monterey57110
Sonoma5664
Solano54622
Marin50115
Merced3017
San Luis Obispo2781
Placer2289
Santa Cruz2172
Yolo21324
Madera1143
Napa1133
Humboldt1023
El Dorado960
San Benito882
Butte511
Sutter462
Del Norte460
Nevada421
Shasta394
Mono371
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake260
Inyo201
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Amador100
Siskiyou80
Colusa70
Lassen50
Tehama51
Plumas40
Tuolumne40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 100° Lo: 69°
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Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 101° Lo: 69°
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Paradise
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 92° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 97°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 83° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 85°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Willows
Broken Clouds
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The Heat Advisory will stay in place through Thursday evening. Cooler temperatures and the potential for showers and thunderstorms are ahead for your weekend.
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