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Storm Tracker Forecast: Morning fog & evening showers on Thursday

Fog looks like it will be an issue early in the day on Thursday and then a weak wet system will impact the north state on Thursday night. A more potent wet system is on the way for your upcoming weekend.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 6:12 PM

Scattered showers persisted across northern California through early this morning, and fog was an issue in some northern areas early on today. Dry weather and clearing skies then returned for your afternoonand temperatures warmed up to several degrees above average. Valley areas topped out in the mid 50's to low 60's this afternoon and mountain areas mostly ended up in the low to mid 40's. Winds have been moslty light and out of the South this afternoon. Fog is expected to develop overnight tonight and could be dense in some areas on Thursday morning. The break from the rain will continue through around mid day on Thursday and then the next wet system will move into northern California between the afternoon and evening. There are models hinting at showers returning to the mid valley before noon, but those seem to be the outliers. Snow levels will be high and moisture amounts will be limited with this wet system. Snow levels will be above 7000'. The current outlook brings around a tenth of an inch of rain to the valley and up to around a third of an inch of rain to the mountains through early Friday afternoon. Temperatures will stay warm and will be similar to what we had outside today through Friday.

Another warm system is expected to arrive in our region late Friday night into early Saturday. Showers will mostly impact areas closer to the coast on Saturday morning and will then spread through the remainder of northern California through Saturday afternoon. This system will be much wetter than the Thursday into Friday system, and is expected to persist through Sunday. Most of the showers are expected to be in the form of rain as snow levels will be above 6000' on Saturday. On Sunday snow levels are projected to drop to around 4500', so snow is in the forecast for the latter part of your weekend. Up to around an inch of rain can be expected in the valley this weekend and mountain areas can expect up to around 2 inches of rain. Between 4 to 8 inches of snow will be possible down to around 7000', with more limited amounts below that. High temperatures are not expected to change much if at all through your weekend, but overnight low temperatures will be warmer. Valley areas may even stay in the low 50's on Sunday morning.

We're expecting to dry out in the valley early next week, but some mountain showers could very well linger into your Monday forecast. High pressure will build back into the West Coast Monday into Tuesday and that should bring the return of dry weather to most areas early to mid week. Temperatures are projected to stay above average through your extened forecast, but may end up slighty cooler than your weekend early next week.

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CountyCasesDeaths
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Riverside2891853749
San Bernardino2853342673
Orange2603483889
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1098411765
Kern102627811
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Merced28915395
Sonoma27954298
Imperial26843589
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Placer19713231
San Luis Obispo19612227
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Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12760185
Shasta10944174
Butte10915160
El Dorado9095100
Napa897668
Sutter884597
San Benito574359
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada393274
Mendocino379643
Amador344441
Humboldt316033
Lake313440
Glenn221023
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3947
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 64° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 35°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 64° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 38°
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 35°
Red Bluff
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 39°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 63° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 39°
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 69° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 35°
After plenty of morning clouds, we had plentiful sunshine this afternoon with weaker wind and warmer highs. The clear sky and light wind will lead to a chillier start Friday morning, and we'll have a breezy and mild Friday before more changes arrive.
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