Storm Tracker Forecast: Dry & warmer weather ahead

We'll be drying out and warming up through your weekend. Another round of wet weather is on the way for next week.

Posted: Mar 18, 2020 6:18 PM

The storm system that brought the rain, snow, and cooler temperatures into northern California is now heading off to the east and high pressure is building into the West Coast from the Pacific. Some scattered showers are expected to linger in the mountains this evening, but valley areas are expected to stay mostly dry.

Skies will start out partly cloudy on Thursday morning but will become mostly sunny for your afternoon. There will be a slight chance for scattered showers returning to mountain areas in the afternoon, but amounts will be light if that does occur. Temperatures will be chilly for the start of your Thursday. Valley and foothill areas are projected to start out in the low to mid 30's, while mountain areas will dip into the teens to 20's overnight. High temperatures will become warmer than what we've seen over the last few days, with temperatures climbing into the 60's in the valley, into the 50's in the foothills, and into the 40's to low 50's in most mountain areas.

We'll be staying dry on Friday and temperatures will end up back in the mid 60's in the valley, in the mid to high 50's in the foothills, and in the low to mid 50's in the mountains. The trend of dry and warmer weather will persist into your weekend. Low temperatures in the valley will dip into the high 30's to low 40's and high temperatures will top out in the low 70's. Mountain areas can expect mid to high 50's this weekend and foothill areas will end up in the 50's to 60's.

The next wet and cooler system is projected to drop down from the Gulf of Alaska towards northern California for the start of next week. We'll have a very good chance for valley showers and mountain snow. The current outlook brings snow levels down to around 3000' from Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures will dip back down into the high 50's to low 60's in the valley, into the high 40's to low 50's in the foothills, and into the 40's in the mountains.

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CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119089421328
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2862912816
Orange2610223904
San Diego2596413271
Santa Clara1104221777
Kern102627826
Fresno952021443
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Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus56024946
Tulare47784758
Monterey42138328
San Mateo38922515
San Francisco34213410
Santa Barbara31763409
Solano30024164
Merced28915397
Sonoma28063298
Imperial26888591
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15436209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12816185
Shasta10972174
Butte10941160
El Dorado9095100
Napa901469
Sutter884597
San Benito575959
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Nevada395274
Tuolumne394659
Mendocino379643
Amador345741
Humboldt318033
Lake315341
Glenn222023
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128737
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
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Oroville
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After a windy Saturday and fairly breezy Sunday, the wind we've had is weakening as the month of February comes to a close. We can expect a mostly clear first morning of March, followed by more clouds and mild air by the afternoon.
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