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Storm Tracker Forecast: Rain & snow return Wednesday

Get ready for rain and low snow to return in your Wednesday forecast. More rain and snow is expected on Thursday and for your weekend.

Posted: Dec 17, 2019 5:54 PM

Cloudy skies and a slight chance for some scattered showers are ahead for your Tuesday evening, and a very decent chance for rain and snow are ahead for your Wednesday. Low pressure off the coast of Central California has already brough mostly cloudy skies to Northern California today and will continue to be the main driving factor in your forecast tomorrow. Temperatures will be very cold again overnight, with valley areas expected to dip into the mid to high 30's. Mountain areas will mostly end up in the teens to 20's on Tuesday morning. The cold airmass in place will result in the potential for low elevation snow as precipitation ramps up across our regoin tomorrow morning. There will be a chance for a mix of rain and snow in Redding and Red Bluff for the start of the day. Foothill areas of Butte County including Paradise and Magalia will also have a chance for some snow showers in the morning. Snow levels will rise as we head into your afternoon and are expected to end up at around 3500'. Areas of the Northern Mountains are expected to get the most abundant snowfall, with up to around a foot of snow possible at Mt. Shasta. Our portions of the Sierra will likely see a couple of inches of snow with limited travel impacts heading into tomorrow evening. High temperatures will continue to slide for the middle of your work week. valley areas are projected to end up in the mid 40's to low 50's, while mountain areas top out in the mid to high 30's on Wednesday afternoon. Most of the showers will wrap up as we head into your Wednesday evening.

The next chance for wet weather is expected to arrive in our region on Thursday and will persist through Thursday night. Portions of the Northern end of the valley and the Northern Mountains will have a decent potential for some showers continuing into the early portion of Friday. Snow levels will start out at around 4000' on Thursday morning, but will climb into the 5000' to 6000' range by the evening. Temperatures will end up slightly warmer for both your morning low temperatures and your daytime high temperatures on Thursday. In the valley we'll be starting out in the high 30's to low 40's on Thursday morning and we'll be topping out in the low 50's on Thursday afternoon.

The next round of wet weather is projected to arrive across Northern California late Saturday morning and could last through early Monday. Snow levels will start out at around 5000' on Saturday, but will slide down to around 4000' on Sunday. Mountain travel impacts are expected for those hitting the roads this weekend. There is a deent chance for showers continuing into your Monday forecast, but wet weather will not be as likely for your Christmas Eve on Tuesday. There is still a lot of uncertainty in your Sunday through Christmas Day forecast, so we will be monitoring that closely for you to bring you the latest projected impacts when we get a clearer model consensus.

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles550012362
Riverside7486323
San Diego7481269
Orange6261147
San Bernardino5246204
Alameda339096
Santa Clara2776141
San Francisco258842
Kern225038
San Mateo210484
Tulare184484
Fresno174335
Santa Barbara164912
Imperial163427
Contra Costa145037
Sacramento140056
Ventura107833
San Joaquin85834
Kings7464
Stanislaus74429
Sonoma5534
Monterey53010
Solano51722
Marin48314
Merced2837
San Luis Obispo2691
Placer2159
Santa Cruz2132
Yolo21124
Napa1123
Madera1062
Humboldt1013
El Dorado900
San Benito872
Sutter462
Del Norte450
Butte440
Nevada411
Shasta394
Mono371
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake210
Inyo201
Amador190
Mariposa161
Glenn160
Calaveras150
Siskiyou70
Colusa50
Lassen50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 75°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 88° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 80°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 80° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 75°
Chester
Overcast
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Hi: 67° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 65°
Red Bluff
Scattered Clouds
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Hi: 85° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 80°
Willows
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 88° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 75°
A few mountain showers are possible today with highs near 100 in the valley by Wednesday. We cool down again this weekend with a chance of showers.
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