Storm Tracker Forecast: More showers & potential for thunderstorms today

More rain and snow are ahead in your Wednesday forecast, and we'll have a chance for thunderstorm activity in some areas. Dry and warmer weather returns for the end of this week and your upcoming weekend.

Posted: Nov 18, 2020 6:27 AM

Be preparered for another day of active weather across northern California. Rain, snow, gusty winds, and the potential for thunderstorm activity are all on the way in your Tuesday forecast. A Winter Storm Warning will remain in effect along the Western Slopes of the Sierra above 6500' through 6pm tonight. An additional foot of snowfall will be possible in that area today and snow levels are projected to dip to around 5000' by this afternoon. A Winter Weather Advisory will also be in effect through 6pm tonight along the Eastern Slopes of the Sierra down to around 5500'. An additional 6 inches of snowfall will be possible in this area, and we'll see up to 8 inches of new snow above 7000'. Rain showers and the potential for afternoon thunderstorms will be in store for the foothills, valley, and Northern Mountains through the day. We could also see snow down to around 4500' in the Northern Mountains. A Wind Advisory will also be in effect for Modoc County through 7pm tonight, and there will be potential for wind gusts up to 50mph out of the southwest there.

Temperatures are starting out in the 50's in the valley this morning, in the 40's to 50's in the foothills, and in the 30's to 40's in the mountains. We'll continue to see strong south winds today, but they won't be as strong as yesterday. Sustained winds up to 25mph out of the south will be possible, with gusts in the 30 to 40mph range. High temperatures will end up in the high 50's to mid 60's in the valley, and mid 40's to mid 50's in the foothills and mountains. Valley and foothill areas will have rain showers through the day, with a chance for thunderstorms. Mountain areas will mostly see rain and snow showers with snow levels dipping to around 4500' to 5000' today.

Most of the showers will wrap up tonight, but some mountain and north valley showers could linger into the middle of the day on Thursday. Thursday afternoon we'll be drying out and skies will start to clear. Sunny skies and slightly warmer temperatures will be on the way for your Friday and Saturday forecast. We'll see more clouds moving into our region on Sunday, but we are expecting to stay dry through the day. A slight chance for showers will return for Sunday night through Monday morning, with the best chance for showers resting in higher elevations. Mostly dry weather is expected from Monday afternoon through Tuesday.

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CountyCasesDeaths
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Orange696941554
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Sacramento33133546
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Santa Barbara10922133
Kings1003886
Solano934980
Marin7518128
Placer577867
Madera571480
San Luis Obispo561835
Yolo419975
Shasta409542
Santa Cruz389827
Butte366459
Napa275717
Sutter263813
El Dorado19304
San Benito174115
Yuba173210
Lassen14803
Tehama143523
Mendocino138522
Nevada10189
Lake83218
Glenn8296
Humboldt7309
Tuolumne7088
Colusa6426
Mono4993
Siskiyou4951
Amador45016
Calaveras43421
Inyo28316
Del Norte2731
Plumas1770
Trinity1130
Modoc1110
Mariposa1042
Alpine420
Sierra170
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Chico
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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Mostly sunny & dry weather is ahead for your Monday. The potential for showers will return to mostly mountain areas late Tuesday night through Wednesday .We'll be drying back out for Thanksgiving.
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