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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.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 103813

Reported Deaths: 3993
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles498602241
Riverside7341313
San Diego7100260
Orange5744142
San Bernardino4914190
Alameda309794
Santa Clara2701140
San Francisco243740
San Mateo202282
Kern200737
Tulare183580
Fresno165832
Santa Barbara163612
Imperial144326
Contra Costa138437
Sacramento134956
Ventura106232
San Joaquin84235
Kings7043
Stanislaus68328
Sonoma5304
Solano50922
Monterey4699
Marin43614
Merced2807
San Luis Obispo2681
Yolo20723
Santa Cruz2062
Placer1969
Napa1113
Humboldt983
Madera942
San Benito852
El Dorado840
Del Norte440
Sutter422
Nevada411
Butte400
Shasta374
Mono351
Yuba281
Mendocino250
Lake230
Inyo191
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Glenn140
Amador100
Siskiyou60
Colusa50
Lassen50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 92° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 86°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 91° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 85°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 86°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 83° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 78°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 99° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 85°
Willows
Broken Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 86°
Rain showers and a good chance for thunderstorms are on the way for your Friday night and Saturday forecast. We'll also be much cooler and have gusty South winds this weekend. Some showers are possible early next week, but dry and warmer weather returns for the middle of next week.
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