Storm Tracker Forecast: Showers tapering off today

Heavy rain and snow has moved through northern California overnight, and we'll see lighter showers this morning. We'll dry out by tonight, and stay dry through your weekend. Cooler low temperatures, warmer high temperatures and morning fog are ahead.

Posted: Dec 17, 2020 6:13 AM

Heavy rain and snow has moved through overnight, and we'll be dealing with lighter showers early today. Roads will be slick from the rain and snow, so make sure you're being cautious while drivig today. Most valley areas saw between .4 to .9 inches of rain from this system, while some foothill and mountain areas got up to around an inch of rainfall. The Winter Weather Advisory is still in effect right now, and will continue through 7am in Modoc and Siskiyou Counties, and through 10am in areas of the Sierra above 5000'. Most of the showers will wrap up in the valley by noon, with some lingering showers in the Sierra later in the day. All areas are projected to dry out by tonight. Temperatures are starting out in the 40's for most valley areas, in the 30's to 40's in the foothills, and in the 30's in the mountains early today. Winds are out of the south to 10mph in most areas, but some cities are seeing winds up to 20mph early this morning. Winds will shift to become out of the northwest from 10 to 20mph later on this afternoon. High temperatures are projected to top out in the mid to high 50's in the valley, in the low 40's to low 50's in the foothills, and in the upper 30's to upper 40's in most mountain areas today. Skies will become mostly sunny in the valley this afternoon, and partly cloudy in foothill and mountain areas.

We'll be staying dry across most of northern California from Friday through your weekend, but will be dealing with fog over the next several mornings. This will make it tough to see on your morning commute, so you may want to plan ahead on getting an earlier start to your drive on your way out the door. Temperatures will get much cooler overnight, and warmer for the next several afternoons as we head through your weekend. Low temperatures in the valley will mostly dip into the mid 30's, while foothilll areas end up in the 30's to lower 40's, and mountain areas dip into the teens to 20's overnight. High temperatures will end up in the mid 50's to lower 60's from Friday through the start of next week, while foothill and mountain areas end up in the upper 40's to mid 50's. Periods of breezy north winds are expected during this time and we'll be staying mostly dry. There will be a chance for showers in our far northern zones Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, but the best potential for showers is expected to stay in the Northern Mountains at this time. Dry weather is then expected to persist through Christmas Day.

Chico
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 87° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 81°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 83°
Paradise
Clear
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Hi: 77° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 81°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 64° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 80°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 82° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 80°
Willows
Clear
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Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 81°
A RED FLAG WARNING remains in place through Tuesday with soaring heat during the middle of next week.
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