Quiet weather for northern California today ahead of our next chance of valley rain and mountain snow. We can expect increasing clouds through the overnight hours with light rain and snow beginning Thursday morning. A Pacific storm will move over northern California beginning early Thursday morning, and our chances of valley rain and mountain snow will increase through the afternoon. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for our mountains for Thursday and Friday. We can expect increasing clouds tonight and lows will be milder, ranging from the 20s and lower 30s in the mountains to the upper 30s and 40s in the valley and foothills. Thursday will be a rainy, snowy and breezy day with highs staying well below average. Highs will range from the 40s in the mountains and foothills to the 50s in the valley.
Valley rain showers and mountain snow showers will still be possible on Friday, but we'll have far less coverage and lesser amounts of both. Lingering rain and snow showers are in the forecast for the mountains on Saturday, and everyone can expect decreasing clouds. We'll have a mostly sunny and milder Sunday, before the clouds begin to build again late Sunday and Monday. A weak storm will pass over northern California on Monday and Tuesday, with limited amounts of precipitation. We can expect more breezes Monday and windier weather on Tuesday as a result. A ridge of high pressure will start building over our region late Tuesday and Wednesday, and highs will climbe to well-above-average levels by next Wednesday. Valley highs will steadily climb from the lower and mid 50s on Thursday to the upper 60s and lower 70s next week.