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Storm Tracker Forecast: More rain & snow through your weekend

Another wave of light showers and higher snow levels is on the way for your Thursday. Slightly lower snow levels and heavier showers are ahead for your weekend.

Posted: Dec 18, 2019 6:08 PM

The heaviest of the rain and snow showers have already made their way through Northern California today, but lighter showers will linger into your evening. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for portions of the Sierra and Cascades above 4500' through 10pm tonight. The biggest impact will likely be slick roads from the snow. Some visibility issues will also be possible this evening, so please be careful if you do need to be out on the roads. Snow levels started out at around 2000' for most of our region this morning, but will be i nthe 4500' to 5500' range tonight. Temperatures are expected to drop into the high 30's to mid 40's in the valley overnight, and mountain areas will end up in the high 20's to low 30's on Thursday morning.

The next round of showers is expected to arrive early Thursday morning across the Northwest corner of the state and will spread across the remiander of our region Tomorrow afternoon. Snow levels will be up in the 5500' to 6000' range on Thursday. The heaviest rain and snow is expected to be in the Northern end of the valley and in the Northern Mountains tomorrow. Temepratures will top out in the low to mid 50's in the valley and in the low 40's in most mountain areas. The potential for showers will linger in the Northern Mountains and in Shasta County on Friday morning, but it looks like the rest of our region can expect a short break from the wet weather for the end of your work week.

The next round of rain and snow arriving on Saturday is expected to be heavier and will likely bring bigger travel impacts to our region this weekend. Showers will start out in the Northwest corner of the state and will spread through the remainder of Northern California through the day. This could be a slow spread of wet weather through the day on Saturday, with some models holding off on the chance for showers in the Sierra until Saturday evening. Snow levels will be in the 5000' to 6000' range on Saturday and will drop into the 4000' to 5000' range on Sunday. Valley areas are currently projected to get anywhere between a half an inch to two inches of rain in your weekend forecast. 5 to 12 inches of snow is currently in the forecast for areas above 4000' this weekend, with some locally higher amounts possible in areas like Lassen Park. Mountain travel impacts will be likely as we head through your weekend, and chain controls will be possible. There is potential for showers to linger across Northern California on Monday, with the best chance for wet weather resting in the higher elevations. It looks like we'll see a break from the wet weather for Christmas Eve on Tuesday, but more active weather could be returning on Christmas Day.

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1249923690
Riverside23334533
Orange21517402
San Diego18402415
San Bernardino17414304
Imperial7654127
Fresno762787
Alameda7407146
San Joaquin606567
Kern597989
Santa Clara5678166
Tulare5509148
Sacramento493278
Stanislaus436450
Contra Costa435788
San Francisco414550
Ventura409353
Santa Barbara386829
San Mateo3787111
Marin322730
Kings285539
Monterey234317
Solano198527
Merced179312
Sonoma151914
Placer99311
San Luis Obispo8774
Madera8578
Yolo80228
Santa Cruz5063
Napa4664
Sutter3374
Butte3194
San Benito3112
El Dorado2920
Lassen2690
Shasta1766
Yuba1633
Humboldt1614
Glenn1590
Nevada1591
Mendocino1070
Colusa1030
Lake1011
Tehama981
Calaveras610
Tuolumne600
Del Norte580
Mono491
Amador360
Inyo341
Siskiyou330
Mariposa311
Plumas150
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 78°
Oroville
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 78°
Paradise
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 78°
Chester
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 58°
Red Bluff
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 78°
Willows
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 105° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 78°
Slightly hotter temperatures are ahead for your Friday and we'll continue to get even hotter through the middle of next week.
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