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Storm Tracker Forecast - Valley Rain And Mountain Snow For Christmas

Christmas Eve was a quiet day for northern California with increasing clouds and above average temperatures. A Pacific storm is approaching our area at this time, and we'll have valley rain and mountain snow Christmas afternoon through Saturday morning.

Posted: Dec 24, 2020 6:02 PM

Christmas Eve was a quiet day for northern California with increasing clouds and above average temperatures. A Pacific storm is approaching our area at this time, and we'll have valley rain and mountain snow Christmas afternoon through Saturday morning. The lack of breezes last night brought a cold and clear night for most everyone in our region, but the high clouds moving over northern California today will keep lows milder on Christmas morning. Lows tonight with increasing clouds will range from the 10s and 20s in the mountains to the 30s and 40s in the valley and foothills. We'll have increasing clouds Christmas Day with the best chance for valley rain and mountain snow in the afternoon, evening and overnight hours. Travel Thursday or early Friday if you must. Highs on Christmas Day will range from the upper 30s to the lower 50s.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for our mountains Friday morning through Saturday afternoon, and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect Friday and Saturday for northeast California. Travel is discouraged in the mountains. Valley rain and mountain snow are still possible through the first half of Saturday, although most of the rain and snow will have fallen. A second storm will approach Sunday and Monday, but it doesn't appear that we will receive as much rain and snow from it, merely showers Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Another Pacific Storm may make its way toward California during the latter half of next week, and if it moves over California we will have greater amounts of rain and snow. There is uncertainty with that long range forecast at this time and we will monitor it through next week. Highs will still range from the upper 30s to the 50s.

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CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118754221106
Riverside2891853749
San Bernardino2853342673
Orange2603483889
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1098411765
Kern102627811
Fresno947941412
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Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55775944
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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: 41°
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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