A vigorous Pacific storm continues to bring areas of valley rain, mountain snow, and strong gusty wind to our area. Flash Flood Watches continue through early Wednesday morning for our area burn scars due to the potential of heavy and steady rain, where the soil has been compromised. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories last through Wednesday evening for the Sierra and Cascades, and High Wind Warnings are in effect through tonight for our northeastern counties. Tonight we can expect areas of valley rain, mountain snow and gusty wind. Wednesday's lows won't be much cooler than Tuesday's highs, ranging from the 30s in the mountains to the 40s and lower 50s in the foothills and the valley.
We can expect fewer clouds, weaker wind, and only isolated showers on Thursday as the Pacific storm exits the region. A weak ridge of high pressure will build over California on Friday and this weekend, and we will have quieter weather with a minor warming trend and cooler morning lows. A small trough of low pressure will move over the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, followed by more active weather to our north next Monday and Tuesday. There is a slight chance of showers by next Tuesday, but most everything will stay to our north early next week. Highs will range from the 30s and 40s in the mountains to the 50s and lower 60s in the foothills and the valley. Overnight lows will range rom the teens to the 40s.