Mostly dry and mild conditions are on the way for your Wednesday forecast, but active weather will be returning later this week. You may want to take advantage of the dry weather while it lasts across Northern California, as we are projecting big changes for the end of your work week and upcoming weekend. A thin layer of clouds has continued to blanket Northern California overnight, but temperatures are still slightly cooler than 24 hours ago. The biggest drop in temperatures is in the mountains, where we are starting out in the 20's to 30's this morning. Valley areas have dipped into the mid 40's to low 50's overnight. Winds will be on the light side today, but could pick up to around 10mph out of the North this afternoon. Skies will be clearing through the day, but we'll still have a chance for showers along the coast this afternoon. High temperatures are projected to top out in the low to mid 60's in the valley later today, and into the low 50's to low 60's in the mountains this afternoon. There will be a slight chance for some light showers in portions of Northern California this evening, but the current outlook shows most, if not all, active weather tracking into Southern California tonight.
Not much is expected to change in your Thursday forecast. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy, and temperatures will stay above average. The threat of showers will return late Thursday night into early Friday morning. Widespread light showers are likely for your Friday, and temperatures will dip into the mid 50's for your afternoon. Snow levels are projected to be in the 4500' to 5500' range on Friday and Saturday. Rain and snow will become heavier as we head into your weekend. Snow levels could dip to as low as 4000' on Saturday, and precipitation will be heavy. The mountain snow mixed with gusty South winds could cause major travel issues in the mountains. There will also be potential for thunderstorms in the valley on Saturday afternoon. Potential for flooding and debris flows could become a concern as the wet weather intensifies. Active weather will persist into your Super Bowl Sunday forecast, and snow levels could dip to as low as 3000' by Sunday afternoon. Looks like showers will start to wrap up on Sunday night, but could persist into Monday for most areas. Dry and cool weather is expected from Monday through Wednesday of next week.