Time to dust off that umbrella, and be prepared for slick roads in the mountains. Rain and snow showers are returning in your Wednesday forecast, but amounts are expected to stay very light. Snow levels will be down to as low as 1500' today, with the lowest snow expected in the Shasta County area. A cold system dropping down from the Pacific Northwest will bring cooler air and modest moisture into our region today. A Winter Weather Advisory will be in place until 10pm tonight in areas above 4000'. Looks like some higher peaks will have the potential for up to 7 inches of new snow today, but lower mountain areas may see an inch or two. There will also be a decent chance for very light showers in the valley this afternoon. Temperatures have stayed warmer as clouds blanketed our region overnight. Valley areas are starting out in the high 30's to mid 40's, and mountain areas are in the 20's to 30's this morning. Winds will be light early in the day, but will pick up to around 10mph out of the North this afternoon. Temperatures will end up in the low to mid 50's in the valley today, and in the mid to high 30's in the mountains this afternoon. Most showers will wrap up in our area late tonight, but some Sierra showers could linger into your Thursday.
Mostly dry weather and clearing skies will be on tap for your Thursday. Gusty North winds will develop, and some areas could see gusts up to around 35mph. The chance for Sierra showers will wrap up by late afternoon, and we'll stay dry through Friday. Another round of mostly mountain showers looks likely for this weekend. There will be a chance for some light valley showers, with the best chance in the Northern zones of the valley. Temperatures are not expected to change much over the next several days. Overnight lows will dip into the low to mid 30's in the valley, and daytime highs will top out in the mid 50's. The chance for wet weather looks like it may linger into the start of next week, but models are still split on that at the moment. Snow levels will likely be down into the 2000' to 3000' range through the weekend.