Clouds were widespread over northern California today, but the sun was still able to show its face this afternoon, and highs today were unseasonably mild. Wednesday will be brighter and warmer, but cooler and wetter weather is coming. The clouds we've had much of the day will begin disappearing after midnight, and we'll have a much clearer and cooler start to Wednesday in our area. Lows will range from the 20s in the mountains to the 30s and 40s in the valley and foothills. Wednesday will be a mostly sunny and warmer day, and it will probably be the brightest and warmest day we'll have for a while. Highs will range from the upper 40s and 50s in the mountains to the upper 50s and 60s in the valley and foothills.
That mostly sunny Wednesday sky will disappear fairly quickly on Thursday as a weather pattern change arrives. Three small storms will move over our region from late this week through early next week, and we will have good chances for valley rain and mountain snow about every other day. Thursday, Saturday and next Monday are the most likely days for valley rain and mountain snow, with scattered showers still possible. Sunday should be a drier day for most, with more showers possible again next Tuesday after the third storm arrives. Valley locations will receive between 0.75" and 1.75" of rain, while the mountains will receive between 6" and 18" of snow. Highs will fall from the 60s in the valley to the mid and upper 50s.