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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CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1056653405
Riverside18041463
San Diego14623370
Orange14413345
San Bernardino12746258
Imperial652397
Alameda6156136
Fresno528975
Kern476876
Santa Clara4572158
Tulare4323128
San Joaquin391454
San Francisco364850
Sacramento339768
San Mateo3311108
Contra Costa324877
Ventura309646
Santa Barbara289629
Kings250434
Marin239419
Stanislaus231044
Monterey169115
Solano140225
Sonoma11857
Merced113111
Placer72411
San Luis Obispo6422
Yolo55524
Madera5415
Santa Cruz3993
Napa3334
San Benito2392
Lassen2330
El Dorado1980
Sutter1973
Butte1892
Humboldt1334
Shasta1294
Nevada1171
Glenn1150
Yuba941
Mendocino850
Tehama821
Lake790
Colusa590
Del Norte511
Mono421
Calaveras400
Inyo321
Siskiyou310
Tuolumne300
Mariposa271
Amador240
Plumas100
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
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Hi: 93° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 86°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 93° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 88°
Paradise
Few Clouds
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Hi: 85° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 86°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 76° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 79°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 95° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 93°
Willows
Few Clouds
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Hi: 95° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 86°
We'll have sunny to mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures today. A slight chance for showers will pop up in Lassen County this evening. Temperatures will be a little cooler on Friday, but will heat back up for your 4th of July weekend.
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