Storm Tracker Forecast: Dry Friday, Wet this Weekend

Another storm system is headed our way, bringing rain and snow.

Posted: Dec 20, 2019 7:36 AM
Updated: Dec 20, 2019 7:41 AM

Light showers are expected through Friday for Shasta County, but the rest of the North State is expected to be mostly dry. A wetter system is expected for the weekend into early next week, bringing hazardous mountain travel. Unsettled conditions may continue into the Christmas holiday.

Rain is expected to begin over the Coastal Range Saturday morning, slowly spreading south throughout the day. Precipitation is not expected to reach the northern Sierra passes including I-80 and Highway 50 until the early hours of Sunday morning. Heaviest precipitation will be Sunday morning through the evening, with a period of heavy snowfall expected over the Sierra midday. 

Snow levels have risen to around 6500 feet with only light snow accumulations expected. Anywhere from a 0.1 to 0.3 inches of rain has fallen in that general area Friday with another few hundredths to a few tenths expected through tomorrow. Light showers will continue tomorrow, limited to the northern Shasta county area.

Please plan for hazardous mountain travel this upcoming weekend. Expect major travel delays, snow-covered roadways, and limited visibility. 

Winter Weather Advisories are in place for the following areas:

7 AM to 10 PM PST Sunday for Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Northern Lake County-Western Plumas County/Lassen Park.

7 AM to 10 PM PST Sunday for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada.

10 PM Saturday to 10 PM PST Sunday for Shasta Lake Area / Northern Shasta County.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3543340

Reported Deaths: 49888
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118349620069
Riverside2885413695
San Bernardino2850812651
Orange2598573848
San Diego2578053218
Santa Clara1095061747
Kern102137786
Fresno945841397
Sacramento926211446
Alameda797961200
Ventura76947805
San Joaquin662901042
Contra Costa61865653
Stanislaus55487937
Tulare47680731
Monterey42016323
San Mateo38552502
San Francisco33947394
Santa Barbara31630398
Solano29882161
Merced28749393
Sonoma27845295
Imperial26840587
Kings21916218
Placer19661231
San Luis Obispo19500221
Madera15325201
Santa Cruz14516174
Marin13083197
Yolo12689185
Shasta10950172
Butte10855158
El Dorado906995
Napa895068
Sutter881896
San Benito572358
Yuba571936
Lassen559419
Tehama506852
Tuolumne392959
Nevada390974
Mendocino379043
Amador343840
Humboldt313633
Lake310740
Glenn220723
Colusa212513
Calaveras190225
Siskiyou172013
Inyo127835
Mono12084
Del Norte9765
Plumas6516
Modoc4504
Mariposa3937
Trinity3525
Sierra990
Alpine800
Unassigned00
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Strong wind continues to blow through the valley this afternoon, and will last through the evening. Thursday will still be a fairly breezy day, but the wind won't be as strong and our temperatures will be warmer. More wind is coming Friday and Saturday.
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