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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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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1363573824
Riverside25748550
Orange25255424
San Diego19929422
San Bernardino19502307
Fresno828288
Imperial7977136
Alameda7976148
San Joaquin698870
Kern660198
Santa Clara6542167
Tulare5942152
Sacramento571483
Stanislaus497351
Contra Costa485290
San Francisco459050
Ventura424653
San Mateo4045112
Santa Barbara393131
Marin370232
Kings297039
Monterey279018
Solano207528
Merced188412
Sonoma181916
Placer111411
San Luis Obispo10065
Yolo92928
Madera8938
Santa Cruz5693
Napa5184
Lassen4280
Sutter4034
San Benito3622
Butte3384
El Dorado3070
Shasta2006
Yuba1983
Glenn1760
Humboldt1654
Nevada1631
Mendocino1320
Lake1211
Colusa1130
Tehama1071
Tuolumne730
Calaveras670
Del Norte610
Mono521
Siskiyou410
Amador400
Inyo351
Mariposa321
Plumas190
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 73°
Oroville
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 75°
Paradise
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 73°
Chester
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 67°
Red Bluff
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 80°
Willows
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 73°
We're getting hotter as we head into the middle of this week, and the potential for thunderstorms will prompt a Fire Weather Watch in the Sierra on Thursday. Hot & dry conditions continue through your weekend.
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