Storm Tracker Forecast: Showers and the chance for thunderstorms today

Showers, thunderstorms, mountain snow, and gusty South winds are all ahead for your Tuesday.

Posted: May 21, 2019 6:34 AM

Chilly temperatures, gusty South winds, showers, thunderstorms, and mountain snow are all ahead for your Tuesday forecast. Active weather will continue across Northern California today, and temperatures are expected to be cooler than the rest of the week ahead. We're tracking scattered showers moving back into Northern California this morning. Snow levels are expected to be around 5000' today and a Winter Weather Advisory will stay in place for portions of the Sierra down to 5500' through 8pm tonight. Around 6 to 12 inches of new snow looks possible today, with some isolated areas seeing the potential for up to 18 inches of new snow. Scattered showers are expected across the valley today and the potential for thunderstorms will return for your afternoon. Isolated pockets of heavier rain will be possible through the day. Winds will be up to 20mph out of the South, with gusts up to around 35mph likely later today. Temperatures have dipped into the high 40's to low 50's in the valley overnight, and into the 30's to 40's in the mountains this morning. High temperatures will top out in the low to mid 60's in the valley this afternoon, and mountain areas are projected to climb into the high 40's to mid 50's later today.

Most of the active weather will taper off in the valley by Wednesday morning, but mountain scattered showers will linger. We'll still have the potential for a shower or two popping up in the valley, but the main emphasis of wet weather will stay in higher elevations. Temperatures will become much warmer in the valley on Wednesday. Valley high temperatures will climb back into the mid 70's to low 80's, and will stay in that range through Friday. We'll end up with mostly sunny skies on Wednesday and Thursday in lower elevations. More clouds will settle back into our region on Friday. Mountain showers will continue through the entire week, and then valley showers are set to return on Saturday. We'll have a decent chance for thunderstorms developing in the valley on Saturday. High temperatures will dip back into the mid to high 70's in the valley this weekend. The latest models are pushing the active weather to our South on Sunday into Monday. Mid 70's and mostly sunny skies are projected for your Memorial Day forecast in the valley. Warmer and dry weather will be returning towards the middle of next week.

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1207643582
Riverside21101506
Orange18892369
San Diego17578399
San Bernardino15932272
Imperial7343121
Alameda6925140
Fresno692481
San Joaquin560058
Kern554384
Santa Clara5478165
Tulare5175139
Sacramento456676
Contra Costa409286
San Francisco402050
Ventura385850
Santa Barbara374230
San Mateo3692111
Marin298926
Stanislaus288945
Kings275537
Monterey223917
Solano182627
Merced162311
Sonoma146612
Placer93811
San Luis Obispo8082
Yolo72326
Madera7137
Santa Cruz5013
Napa4484
San Benito2922
Butte2753
Sutter2753
Lassen2670
El Dorado2640
Shasta1635
Humboldt1544
Nevada1511
Glenn1460
Yuba1392
Lake981
Tehama941
Mendocino920
Colusa860
Calaveras610
Del Norte581
Tuolumne570
Mono481
Amador340
Inyo341
Siskiyou320
Mariposa311
Plumas130
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 75°
Oroville
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 79°
Paradise
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 75°
Chester
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 56°
Red Bluff
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 79°
Willows
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 75°
The seasonably hot weather continued today for northern California, but more heat and stronger breezes are coming our way through early next week.
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