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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.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 252895

Reported Deaths: 6334
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1078263457
Riverside19450479
Orange16191363
San Diego15696387
San Bernardino13676269
Imperial7039114
Alameda6556140
Fresno585177
Kern513081
Santa Clara5077160
Tulare4627136
San Joaquin447455
Sacramento400469
San Francisco377650
Contra Costa356481
San Mateo3536108
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Marin271921
Kings260032
Stanislaus253144
Monterey191515
Solano147625
Sonoma135911
Merced127211
Placer82811
San Luis Obispo7012
Yolo61325
Madera5785
Santa Cruz4553
Napa3764
San Benito2652
Sutter2433
Lassen2420
El Dorado2260
Butte2063
Shasta1484
Humboldt1444
Nevada1291
Glenn1220
Yuba1061
Tehama881
Lake870
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Del Norte581
Calaveras530
Mono451
Tuolumne430
Inyo331
Amador310
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 98° Lo: 65°
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Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 98° Lo: 65°
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Paradise
Clear
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Hi: 90° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 96°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 79° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 81°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Willows
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Temperatures return to seasonal averages as we see a dip in the jet stream through the middle of the week but triple digit heat returns by the weekend.
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