Wet & windy weather returns today

Gusty South winds, and showers are ahead for your Friday.

Posted: Dec 14, 2018 6:35 AM

Get that umbrella handy, and grab a jacket before you head out the door this morning. It's a chilly, but mostly dry start to your Friday. Fog is going to be the issue on your morning commute, but showers will be the issue for your drive home. Temperatures have dipped into the mid 30's to low 40's in the valley overnight, and mountain areas have dipped into the 20's to 30's this morning. Winds are starting out out of the Southeast to around 10mph, but will become stronger through the day. Valley areas will have winds up to 15mph out of the South, with gusts up to 25mph later today. Winds will be stronger in the Sierra, and a Wind Advisory will be in place from 10am until 10pm. Sustained winds could reach 30mph out of the South in the Sierra, with gusts up to 50mph along the higher peaks. Showers will return to the Northern Mountains this morning, and will spread across the valley in the afternoon. Showers will then ramp up in the Sierra and Cascade ranges tonight. Snow levels will stay high today, and snow is not a major concern for drivers tonight. High temperatures will end up in the mid to high 50's this afternoon in the valley, and into the mid to high 40's in the mountains.

Scattered showers will be lingering across Northern California on Saturday, and temperatures are not expected to change much compared to today. There will be a short lull in the wet weather on Saturday night, but a more substantial storm will move into our area on Sunday. Heavier rain and lower snow are expected for Sunday into Monday. Snow levels will likely dip to around 5000', and travel impacts are likely in the mountains for the start of next week. Showers will taper off on Monday. Models are currently split on what's ahead for Northern California on Tuesday through the end of next week. One solution brings more showers to the Northern parts or our region on Tuesday, while the other holds off on showers until the end of next week.

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San Diego834211019
Orange793431577
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Marin7808129
Placer666471
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Santa Cruz455828
Butte414860
Sutter356517
Napa309118
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Tuolumne10558
Glenn95410
Lake95120
Humboldt9199
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Siskiyou7223
Amador63816
Mono5493
Calaveras47822
Del Norte3391
Inyo30416
Plumas2200
Trinity1640
Modoc1510
Mariposa1433
Alpine510
Sierra230
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 70° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 55°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 65° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 53°
Paradise
Clear
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Hi: 65° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 55°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 50° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 32°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 70° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 50°
Willows
Clear
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Hi: 72° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 55°
It certainly didn't feel like early December around northern California this afternoon with plentiful sunshine and much warmer than average highs. A cold front is approaching, but we unfortunately don't have rain or snow in our forecast.
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