Grab that umbrella, and put on a jacket. Don't let the dry start to the day fool you. We do have showers returning in your Monday forecast. Wet and cooler conditions are ahead for your Monday across Northern California. Showers will be spreading into the Northwest corner of the state earlier today and will then spread across our entire region this afternoon. Breezy South winds, and cooler temperatures can also be expected today. A Winter Weather Advisory will be in place for the West Slopes of the Sierra from 11am this morning until 11am Tuesday. Snow levels will be down to around 5000' with this system. This does look like a decent wet system and we can expect up to a half an inch of rain in the valley through Tuesday morning. A couple inches of snow will be possible down to around 5000', and up to a foot of new snow can be expected along higher peaks. Temperatures have dipped into the high 40's to low 50's in the valley this morning, and mountain areas have dipped into the 30's to 40's overnight. Winds will be out of the South to around 15mph, with gusts to around 25mph. High temperatures are projected to top out in the mid 50's to low 60's in the valley this afternoon, and into the 40's to 50's in the mountains later today. Showers will continue to fall across our region tonight.
Most of the showers are expected to taper off by early Tuesday, but mountain areas could still have more wet weather through the middle of your Tuesday forecast. High temperatures will climb back into the high 60's to low 70's in the valley on Tuesday afternoon. A substantial warming trend will be on tap for the middle to latter part of your work week. Looks like high temperatures will climb back into the high 70's to low 80's in the valley on Wednesday, and then into the mid 80's on Thursday and Friday. Skies will be sunny across Northern California for the second half of your work week. Overnight low temperatures will mostly range in the low to mid 50's in the valley. A wet and cooler system will be passing to our North this weekend, and that will likely result in a drop in temperatures in our area. Valley locations will dip back into the mid 70's on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a slight chance for showers in the higher elevations this weekend.