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Storm Tracker Forecast: Very Wet & Windy Weather Ahead

Patchy fog and scattered showers can be expected through your Thursday. Heavy rain, high elevation snow, and gusty winds will be on tap for your Friday and Weekend.

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 6:05 PM

Wet weather returned to Northern California today as the low pressure area to our South ended up driving a decent amount of moisture into our region this morning. Earlier projections kept the chance of showers from moving North of Sacramento until this evening but the low pressure started to track East across Central California earlier than models had anticipated. Scattered showers will linger over Northern California overnight, but amounts will be light. Snow levels are mostly above 6000' through tomorrow.

Partly to mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers are on the way for your Thursday forecast. Less than a 10th of an inch of rain is expected on Thursday and it will be a nice lull before a moderate atmospheric river event arrives on Friday. Temperatures will end up in the high 30's to mid 40's inthe valley on Thursday morning, and in the mid 20's to low 30's in the mountains. High temperatures are projected to top out in the mid to high 50's for the valley on Thursday, while mountain areas end up in the 40's to low 50's. Winds will be out of the South up to around 10mph. All around, it looks like it will be a decent day to get some errands done before the heavy rain and stronger winds settle in on Friday.

Very wet and windy weather is projected to return to Northern California on Friday and that will last into Sunday morning. A Winter Storm Watch is set to take effect at 4pm Friday afternoon and will stay in place through 1pm on Sunday for portions of the Sierra above 5500'. This Winter Storm Watch could very well be upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning as we get closer to Friday. Snow levels will range from around 5000' to 6500' with this incoming storm and several feet of snow will be possible along the higher peaks. Heavy rain will be likely in lower elevations. Up to around 2 and a half inches of rain will be possible in the valley, and mountain areas will see between 2 to 4 and a half inches of rain from Friday morning through Sunday morning. Winds will become stronger, and gusts upwards of 40mph out of the South can be expected on Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will end up in the mid 50's in the valley from Friday through your weekend. Mountain areas will mostly end up in the low to mid 40's this weekend, but higher elevations will stay in the 30's. Dry weather and average temperatures are currently projected to return as we head into next week.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2916309

Reported Deaths: 32851
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles98992813489
San Bernardino2450331560
Riverside2338992517
San Diego2068702037
Orange2059112277
Santa Clara899831040
Kern82398551
Sacramento791371062
Fresno79033904
Alameda64760768
Ventura57941401
San Joaquin55580738
Contra Costa49759410
Stanislaus41270730
Tulare39723494
Monterey34482248
San Mateo30694294
San Francisco28200241
Imperial24882463
Solano24654105
Merced23199290
Santa Barbara23184223
Sonoma22910234
Kings18453110
Placer16761173
San Luis Obispo14851125
Madera12778130
Santa Cruz11583111
Marin11244149
Yolo10097131
Shasta9594117
Butte9127120
Sutter743976
El Dorado739441
Napa711738
Lassen506713
San Benito477843
Yuba476626
Tehama391742
Tuolumne327936
Nevada307571
Mendocino305531
Amador294029
Lake237828
Humboldt226324
Glenn179819
Colusa16849
Calaveras151322
Siskiyou138812
Mono10804
Inyo88327
Del Norte8442
Plumas5735
Modoc3783
Mariposa3414
Trinity2994
Alpine730
Sierra690
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 52°
Oroville
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 52°
Chico
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 52°
Red Bluff
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 62°
Red Bluff
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 62°
Chico
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 52°
We'll be dry and warm the next few days with strong winds Monday-Tuesday. We'll cool gradually through the week with a chance of showers Friday.
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