Storm Tracker Forecast: Wet & cooler weather returns today

Showers and much cooler temperatures are ahead for today. Heavier rain, snow, and thunderstorms return for your Thursday.

Posted: May 15, 2019 6:56 AM

Get ready for chilly, wet, and windy weather to return to Northern California today. Widespread showers will spread across our region today and become heavier as we head into tonight. Temepratures will be much cooler this afternoon, and winds are picking up out of the South. Snow levels are starting out at around 8000' this morning, but will drop to as low as 5500' by Thursday morning. A Winter Storm Warning will be in place for portions of the Sierra above 6000' from midnight tonight through 6am Friday morning. Skies are mostly cloudy and showers are mostly along the coast as we start your Wednesday. Temperatures have stayed warm overnight, but will be much cooler this afternoon. Valley areas are in the 50's to low 60's this morning, and mountain areas are in the 40's to 50's. Winds will be out of the South to around 20mph, with gusts up to around 30mph this afternoon. High temperatures will only top out in the mid to high 60's in the valley this afternoon, and in the mid to high 50's in the mountains. Showers will become widespread through the day and moderate to heavy showers are expected by this afternoon. Rain will become heavier tonight and snow levels will start to drop.

Rain, snow, and thunderstorms will all be possible in your Thursday forecast. The heaviest rain and snow are expected to be from Wednesday evening through Friday morning. Valley areas could see up to 2 inches of rain through Friday and some mountain areas could see up to 2 feet of snow through the end of the week. Temepratures will only top out in the low to mid 60's in the valley on Thursday. Looks like we may see a lull in the active patter on Friday. Skies will be cloudy but showers will become very limited for the end of your work week. Temperatures will climb back into the mid to high 60's in the valley on Friday afternoon. Another wet system is projected to spread across Northern California on Saturday and that will persist through Sunday. Temperatures will mostly be in the mid 60's in the valley this weekend. Models are hinting at a continuing chance for showers and below average temperatures through the start of next week. We could see a shift to dry and warmer weather starting Wednesday of next week.

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CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118349620069
Riverside2885413695
San Bernardino2850812651
Orange2598573848
San Diego2578053218
Santa Clara1095061747
Kern102137786
Fresno945841397
Sacramento926211446
Alameda797961200
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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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