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Storm Tracker Forecast - Major Winter Storm Begins On Tuesday

Although our weather is fairly quiet this evening, a major and long-lasting winter storm is bearing down on northern California with much colder air, stronger wind, heavy rain and very heavy snow beginning Tuesday and lasting through the weekend.

Posted: Jan 25, 2021 6:00 PM

Although our weather is fairly quiet this evening, a major and long-lasting winter storm is bearing down on northern California with much colder air, stronger wind, heavy rain and very heavy snow beginning Tuesday and lasting through the weekend. Our sky is fairly clear right now and although the wind is blowing, some of the coldest lows we've had this season are coming. A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect for the valley and foothills with lows in the 20s and lower 30s possible, with 10s and 20s in the mountains. Tuesday will start cold with increasing clouds, then rain and snow along with stronger wind will progress throughout the rest of Tuesday and into Wednesday. Highs will range from the 30s to the 40s for all areas.

This storm system is cold enough to cause valley snow late Tuesday through early Wednesday, mainly for the Shasta and Tehama counties, but also for Glenn and Butte counties. The strong wind from the south will help warm the lower levels, so the snow will turn to rain, but the wind could be damaging late Tuesday through Wednesday. More heavy rain and snow will fall Wednesday and Thursday. Both are still possible Friday, but it won't be as heavy, and more rain and snow will fall this weekend and early next week. Mountain road travel is discouraged and may not be possible by late this week. Valley areas can expect several inches of rain, while our highest mountains may receive over 6 feet of snow. Highs in the 30s, 40s & 50s.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3554629

Reported Deaths: 51395
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118754221106
Riverside2891853749
San Bernardino2853342673
Orange2603483889
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1098411765
Kern102627811
Fresno947941412
Sacramento929441464
Alameda800881224
Ventura77238834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55775944
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38763515
San Francisco34061398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano29968164
Merced28915395
Sonoma27954298
Imperial26843589
Kings21951218
Placer19713231
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15390209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12760185
Shasta10944174
Butte10915160
El Dorado9095100
Napa897668
Sutter884597
San Benito574359
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada393274
Mendocino379643
Amador344441
Humboldt316033
Lake313440
Glenn221023
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3947
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 41°
Oroville
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 37°
Chico
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 41°
Red Bluff
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 35°
Red Bluff
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 35°
Chico
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 41°
Slightly cooler temperatures and breezy north winds are on tap in your Friday forecast. Winds will get stronger on Saturday, but will diminish on Sunday. We'll be mostly dry through the middle of next week, but showers could return late next week.
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