Wet & windy start to your work week

Heavy mountain snow, valley showers, with the potential for afternoon thunderstorms, and gusty winds are all ahead for your Monday.

Posted: Feb 26, 2018 7:09 AM

Be prepared for heavy showers, and strong winds across Northern California in your Monday forecast. Showers returned to the Northern Mountains last night, and have now taken hold of our entire region to start off your Monday. Snow levels are low again, with several areas reporting snow down to 1500'. The low snow will likely cause substantial travel impacts in the foothills, and mountains today. Valley areas will have rain showers through the morning, and a chance of thunderstorms returning this afternoon. Most of the wet weather is expected to taper off late this afternoon, but the Sierra could still see snow showers well into this evening. Temperatures are starting out in the mid 40's in the valley, and in the 20's to 30's in the mountains. Winds will be out of the South from 10 to 20mph early on today, but will shift to become out of the North this afternoon. Gusts to 30mph will be possible later today. High temperatures are projected to climb into the mid 50's in the valley, and into the 30's to low 40's in the mountains.

Tuesday will be dry for all of Northern California, and will be the best day to get things done outdoors this week. Temperatures will end up in the low 60's for the valley, and in the 40's for most mountain areas. Wednesday will start out dry, but showers are expected to return to Northern California Wednesday night. More low snow, and heavy showers will be on the way for Thursday. Snow levels will be back down to around 2000', and there will be the potential for a couple feet of snow along higher peaks heading into the weekend.  That system will continue to dump heavy rain and snow across our entire region heading into this weekend. Most of the showers are expected to exit the region either late Saturday, or Sunday.

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One more warm day on Sunday then cooler weather ahead with some clouds and mountain showers possible.
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