Storm Tracker Forecast: Cloudy & dry today, but more rain & snow ahead!

Clear skies have allowed for much cooler temperatures to start your Tuesday, but clouds will quickly increase through the day. Rain and snow will return to northern California this evening, and we'll get cooler on Wednesday. More rain and some high elevation snow will be ahead for the rest of this week and weekend. Models are keeping our region wet through at least the start of next week!

Posted: Oct 19, 2021 6:00 AM

Bundle up and get ready for a chilly start to your Tuesday forecast. The system that brought rain and snow to our region Sunday night through Monday morning is now well off to our east, and a weak area of high pressure has build into northern California in it's wake. This will result in slightly warmer temperatures, cloudy skies, and moslty dry conditions across northern California today. We won't have to wait long for the next wet and cold system to bring more rain and snow to our forecast, as we already have an area of low pressure dropping down towads northern California from the Pacific. This will bring the potential for rain and snow back to the Coastal Range and Northern Mountains late this afternoon. Rain and snow will become more widespread across northern California tonight. A Winter Weather Advisory has already been issued for northern Trintiy County from 8pm Tuesday through 11am Wednesday down to 4500'. Up to 6 inches of snowfall will be possible in that area during that time. We also have a Wind Advisory that's been issued for portions of Modoc and Siskiyou Counties from 9pm Tuesday through 2pm Wednesday for sustained winds out of the south to 35mph, and gusts up to around 55mph. Skies are starting out mostly clear, but clouds will quickly increase through the day. Temperatures are starting out in the 30's to 40's in the valley and foothills, and in the 20's to 30's in our mountain zones Tuesday morning. Winds will mostly end up out of the southeast to 10mph this afternoon, but gusts to 30mph out of the south will be possible in areas of Plumas, Lassen, and Modoc Counties this afternoon. High temperatures are projected to end up in the mid to upper 60's in the valley, while foothill and mountain areas top out in the upper 40's to upper 50's later today. Showers will move into our coastal areas late this afternoon, and will become widespread across northern California tonight. Snow levels will be down to around 4500' in the Northern Mountains, and down to as low as 5000' in the Sierra Tuesday night through early Wednesday.

Showers will become lighter and more scattered through the day on Wednesday, but another wet system will move in Thursday into Friday. Temperatures will start out a little warmer and end up a little cooler over the next several days. Heavier rain and higher snow levels are expected from Thursday into Friday. Another wave of moisture will then more inland on Saturday afternoon and persist into Sunday. Periods of heavy rain, high elevation snow, and gusty south winds are expected through this weekend. We'll also cool back into the 50's for the valley through this weekend, while foothill and mountain areas mostly top out in the 40's. Heavier rain and snow will be possible on Sunday. Rain, snow, and the potentail for thunderstorms is ahead for Monday of next week, and the latest model runs keep our region wet through at least the middle of next week! The storm door seems to be open, and we could be getting quite a bit of rain and snow through the next week. This will cause travel impacts to our entire region. Burn scar debris flows and mudslides will also be possible with the heavier rain moving in later this week. Up to 8 inches of rain will be possible in our mountain areas, and some projections are giving the valley up to 5 inches of rain through early next week. This seems a little high, but not unheard of. Up to 2 feet of snowfall will be possible along our higher peaks through early next week. The heavy snowfall could also cause some major mountain travel impacts in your extended forecast.

Chico
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Hi: 68° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 50°
Oroville
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Hi: 66° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 49°
Paradise
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Hi: 71° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 48°
Chester
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Hi: 56° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 63°
Red Bluff
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Hi: 75° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 63°
Willows
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Hi: 71° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 48°
We're closing out the month of November in a pleasant way in northern California Tuesday. We'll have some gusty wind tonight and early Wednesday, but December will begin with warmer and drier than average weather.
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