Wet, cooler, and breezy conditions are ahead for the end of your work week. We've been tracking showers through the Coastal Range, and into the Northern Mountains early this morning. Showers will spread across the valley just in time for the morning commute, and will then extend into the Sierra before noon. This is a cooler wet system, and will bring lower snow levels to Northern California. Most areas will have snow down to around 4000' by this afternoon, and some parts of our region could have snow down to 2500' on Friday. Up to an inch of rain will be possible in the valley, and up to a foot and a half of snow will be possible in the mountains over the next 48 hours.
Temperatures are starting out in the high 40's to low 50's in the valley this morning, and in the low 40's to low 40's in the mountains. Visibility is a bit limited early today, but the impacts are far short of what we've already seen this week. Winds are picking up out of the South today. Sustained winds to 15mph out of the South will be likely, and we could get gusts up to 30mph. Locally stronger gusts will be possible along the Sierra. High temperatures are only expected to climb into the mid 50's in the valley today, and into the mid to high 40's in the mountains.
The majority of the showers will be in higher elevations on Friday, with limited scattered showers lingering in the valley. Most areas will dry out by early Saturday morning. Another wet system is projected to arrive on Sunday, and will last through early Monday. That system is similar in setup to the one arriving today. Yet another wet system will be ahead for Tuesday of next week. I hope everyone stays safe on the wet roads, and has a great Thursday!