Wet weather returns to Northern California today

Rain and snow showers are returning in your forecast today. Dry and much colder conditions return in your extended forecast.

Posted: Dec 19, 2017 7:11 AM

Cloudy skies, light winds, and mild temperatures have settled into Northern California this morning, but some big changes are returning in your Tuesday forecast. Temperatures are starting out in the mid 30's to low 40's in the valley this morning, and are projected to climb into the high 50's to low 60's this afternoon. Mountain areas have dipped into the 20's and 30's overnight, and are projected to end up in the high 40's to low 50's. Mostly cloudy skies are ahead for the start of the day, and showers will be likely across the Northern Mountains this afternoon. Showers will then spread across the entire region tonight. Snow levels could dip to as low as 2000 feet in Northern Zones, and down to 3000 feet for the Butte County Foothills. The heaviest snow is expected above 4000 feet, and a Winter Weather Advisory will be in place in areas above 4000 feet from 8pm tonight through 1pm Wednesday. South winds will pick up tonight, so wet and windy weather is on the way for this evening.

Mountain areas will likely have showers well into tomorrow morning, while valley areas will mostly be dry by the morning commute Wednesday. Showers will taper off across the mountains by Wednesday night. Dry and chilly conditions will then settle in for the rest of your week. Valley areas will dip into the 20's to low 30's over the next several mornings and mountain areas will end up in the teens and 20's. Highs will be in the mid to high 50's for the valley, and mountain areas will end up in the high 40's to low 50's. Staying dry and cold through the weekend. Cloudy skies and cool temperatures will continue through Christmas day, but showers are looking possible on Christmas night. Mountain travel impacts are looking likely for the day after Christmas.

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Los Angeles2585166330
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino51750858
Orange516461123
San Diego44007757
Kern31148340
Fresno27487355
Sacramento21171375
Alameda20364370
Santa Clara20129295
San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16229329
Contra Costa15640198
Tulare15517256
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Imperial11534312
San Francisco1064096
Monterey933765
San Mateo9332142
Santa Barbara8803109
Merced8719133
Kings715877
Sonoma6987114
Marin6522112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer340741
San Luis Obispo333227
Yolo273253
Butte272033
Santa Cruz21758
Sutter163110
Napa159213
San Benito127211
Yuba11127
El Dorado10584
Mendocino82218
Lassen7310
Shasta66814
Glenn5483
Nevada5035
Colusa5026
Tehama4874
Humboldt4826
Lake43310
Calaveras30513
Amador28616
Tuolumne2204
Inyo18714
Mono1632
Siskiyou1600
Del Norte1351
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc230
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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A disturbance moved over northern California and the rest of the Pacific Northwest this afternoon. It brought more gusty wind like yesterday, and cooler air, but only isolated rain showers. It will be much quieter this weekend with a late summer warmup.
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