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Storm Tracker Forecast: Widespread showers & snow by Tuesday

Widespread showers and high elevation snow are in store for Tuesday. This will stay for Wednesday but become more scattered. Strong winds and cold weather will be in place with this system.

Posted: Nov 15, 2020 6:32 PM

We have had some strong fog over the last few days following the rain but fog shouldn't be too much of a concern going into tomorrow morning. Today we've seen a few showers in the northern mountains and coast as well, but dry conditions persist tomorrow. Mid-60s to mid-50s were prominent in the valley today with cooler temperatures farther north due to cloud cover and warmer temperatures farther south due to more sunshine.

Monday we'll get close to 70 degrees, give or take a few degrees, with partly cloudy skies. Winds remain light.

Big changes Tuesday. A large dip in the jet stream along with a cold front bring cooler temperatures and strong winds, especially in some mountain locations. Highs will remain in the mid-to-upper 50s in the valley Tuesday-Thursday.

A low pressure system makes landfall in Canada with a strong cold front swinging into NorCal. This brings widespread, steady rain to the valley and heavier rain totals in the foothills & mountains. Showers become more scattered on Wednesday. By Thursday only a few isolated showers are expected in mountain regions and the north valley. Rain totals could be anywhere from half an inch to an inch in the valley and 1 to 2 inches in the foothills, with locally higher totals in the mountains.

A WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect for elevations above 6,500 feet in the Sierra Nevada mountains where 6-14 inches of snow is possible. Some areas above 7,000 feet, such as Mt. Lassen, could see up to 2 feet of snow. Snow levels will start high at 6,500 feet Tuesday but could drop to 5,500 feet Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Friday will be breezy but partly cloudy and warmer with valley highs in the low-60s.

Saturday mostly sunny to sunny skies prevail with light winds.

Another weather system could bring more rain & snow to Northern California by SUnday at the earliest or Tuesday at the latest. Timing and strength of the following system are still hard to pinpoint.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3566914

Reported Deaths: 52158
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119192321435
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2866072874
Orange2612203917
San Diego2600913284
Santa Clara1106211777
Kern102627827
Fresno953931443
Sacramento932811472
Alameda806681242
Ventura77623844
San Joaquin665691101
Contra Costa62248681
Stanislaus56132946
Tulare47784758
Monterey42138328
San Mateo38998515
San Francisco34260412
Santa Barbara31805411
Solano30024164
Merced28915397
Sonoma28141298
Imperial26903591
Kings21955218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15467209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12834185
Shasta10985174
Butte10962160
El Dorado9095100
Napa903869
Sutter884597
San Benito576759
Yuba573337
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Nevada396074
Tuolumne394659
Mendocino379643
Amador346341
Humboldt318033
Lake315641
Glenn222523
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128737
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 67° Lo: 38°
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Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 66° Lo: 47°
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Chico
Clear
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Hi: 61° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 59°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 47° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 58°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 65° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 58°
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 67° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 59°
We've got a sunny & warm forecast ahead this week but a good chance for some rain (finally!) by the end of the week.
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