Storm Tracker Forecast: Wet & cooler weather ahead

Cloudy and cooler for your Friday. Showers and even cooler temperatures are ahead for your weekend.

Posted: Mar 5, 2020 6:10 PM

We had another day of mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures over northern California. Valley areas topped out in the mid 70's this afternoon, while foothill areas ended up in the mid to high 60's, and mountain areas ended up in the mid 60's to low 70's. Winds were out of the south to around 15mph this afternoon. Skies will be mostly clear as we head into your evening, but clouds will increase overnight.

We'll be cloudy with mild temperatures for the start of your Friday. Valley areas will start out in the mid to high 40's, foothill areas will start out in the 40's to low 50's, and mountain areas will be in the high 20's to mid 30's for the start of your Friday. Winds will be out of the south to around 10mph. High temperatures will end up in the mid 60's in the valley, and mid 50's to low 60's in the foothills and mountains. The potential for showers will return to the Coastal Range and Northern Mountains on Friday afternoon. Showers will become more widespread in northern portions of our region on Friday night and will then spread down through the remainder of the north state through early Saturday.

A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect for portions of the Sierra above 4500' from 4am through 10pm on Saturday. between 4 to 8 inches of snow is projected and we could see up to around 10 inches of snowfall in localized areas. Rain totals are expected to be up to around a half an inch in the north valley with amounts becoming lower moving to the south. Temperatures are expected to top out in the mid to high 50's in the valley on Saturday and in the mid to high 40's in the foothills. Mostly dry weather is expected on Sunday, but the potential for light mountain showers will linger in our region. Temperatures will not change much on Sunday compared to Saturday, but low temperatures will be a bit cooler. The chance for mostly mountain showers will return to the north state late Sunday night into Monday.

A warming trend is projected from the start to middle of next week, but we'll also continue to see the chance for showers in your forecast. Temperatures will be back into the low to mid 60's in the valley on Monday and will then climb into the 70's on Tuesday. Models are currently showing a chance for showers through the middle of next week. We should get a better idea of where showers are possible and how much wet weather to expect over the next few days.

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CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118349620069
Riverside2885413695
San Bernardino2850812651
Orange2598573848
San Diego2578053218
Santa Clara1095061747
Kern102137786
Fresno945841397
Sacramento926211446
Alameda797961200
Ventura76947805
San Joaquin662901042
Contra Costa61865653
Stanislaus55487937
Tulare47680731
Monterey42016323
San Mateo38552502
San Francisco33947394
Santa Barbara31630398
Solano29882161
Merced28749393
Sonoma27845295
Imperial26840587
Kings21916218
Placer19661231
San Luis Obispo19500221
Madera15325201
Santa Cruz14516174
Marin13083197
Yolo12689185
Shasta10950172
Butte10855158
El Dorado906995
Napa895068
Sutter881896
San Benito572358
Yuba571936
Lassen559419
Tehama506852
Tuolumne392959
Nevada390974
Mendocino379043
Amador343840
Humboldt313633
Lake310740
Glenn220723
Colusa212513
Calaveras190225
Siskiyou172013
Inyo127835
Mono12084
Del Norte9765
Plumas6516
Modoc4504
Mariposa3937
Trinity3525
Sierra990
Alpine800
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 44°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 65° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 51°
Chico
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 44°
Red Bluff
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 52°
Red Bluff
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 52°
Chico
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 44°
Strong wind continues to blow through the valley this afternoon, and will last through the evening. Thursday will still be a fairly breezy day, but the wind won't be as strong and our temperatures will be warmer. More wind is coming Friday and Saturday.
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