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Storm Tracker Forecast: Heavy rain and snow return this weekend

A Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory are ahead for your weekend. Heavy rain and snow is expected.

Posted: Nov 29, 2019 6:24 PM

We're staying mostly dry tonight, but rain and snow are returning to Northern California this weekend. Mild but chilly conditions can be expected for your Friday evening. Winds will be mostly light tonight and skies will be partly cloudy. There will be a chance for some scattered showers in portions of the valley, foothills, and Sierra overnight, but the main impacts from wet weather will hold off until tomorrow. A Winter Storm Warning will go into effect in the Northern Mountains at 10am Saturday morning, at 1pm in the Southern Cascades, and at 3pm on the Western Slopes of the Sierra. The Warning is currently projected to last through 6pm Monday evening. Snow levels are projected to start out at around 2000' but will rise to around 3000' on Saturday evening. Snow levels will continue to rise on Sunday and will mostly end up at around 5000' by Sunday afternoon. Up to around a foot and a half of snow can be expected down to 3000' this weekend, and we could see some higher peaks with snow totals up to 3 feet. Chain requirements are expected in the mountains this weekend and you're advised to avoid mountain travel if possible. Valley rain will be heavy at times and most of the valley is projected to get up to 3 inches of rain through Monday. Temperatures will top out in the mid to high 40's in the valley on Saturday, and then in the mid 40's to low 50's in the valley on Sunday. Low temperatures will be dipping into the 30's in the valley during that time. High temperatures will end up in the mid to high 30's in the mountains, and low temperatures will dip into the teens to 20's overnight this weekend.

The rain and snow from this wet system will continue on Monday, but snow levels should mostly be above pass levels by that time. Temperatures will become slightly warmer towards the middle of next week, but should mostly stay below average for this time of year. The current outlook has a break from the rain projected for a brief period on Tuesday, but that could end as early as Wednesday. Another wet system will bring moderate valley rain and high elevation snow back into your forecast towards the end of next week.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3566914

Reported Deaths: 52158
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119192321435
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2866072874
Orange2612203917
San Diego2600913284
Santa Clara1106211777
Kern102627827
Fresno953931443
Sacramento932811472
Alameda806681242
Ventura77623844
San Joaquin665691101
Contra Costa62248681
Stanislaus56132946
Tulare47784758
Monterey42138328
San Mateo38998515
San Francisco34260412
Santa Barbara31805411
Solano30024164
Merced28915397
Sonoma28141298
Imperial26903591
Kings21955218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15467209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12834185
Shasta10985174
Butte10962160
El Dorado9095100
Napa903869
Sutter884597
San Benito576759
Yuba573337
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Nevada396074
Tuolumne394659
Mendocino379643
Amador346341
Humboldt318033
Lake315641
Glenn222523
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128737
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 59°
Oroville
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 65°
Chico
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 59°
Red Bluff
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 61°
Red Bluff
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 61°
Chico
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 59°
We've got a sunny & warm forecast ahead this week but a good chance for some rain (finally!) by the end of the week.
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