Valley highs have been in the upper-40s on Sunday with breezy weather. Showers & snow will continue into the night before clearing on Monday morning. The rain & snow will not be significant but it could cause minor issues on the raod. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for many mountain regions until Monday morning.
Rain total will likely be a tenth of an inch to a hird of an inch in the valley with a bit more in the foothills.
Monday will be mostly dry other than a few mountain showers in the early morning hours. We could even see mostly sunny skies at some point Monday.
Late Tuesday through Friday a major winter storm will impact our region. A WINTER STORM WATCH is currently in effect for mountain & foothill regions with significant rain expected.
The 3-6 feet of snow is expect in the mountains with isolated spots receiving up to 7 feet. 2-5 inches of rain in the valley. Rain could be heavy at times causing concern for possible street flooding and snow will be heavy and persistent leading to terrible travel conditions.
Snow levels could drop all the way into the north valley (500 feet) on Tuesday night then rise to 1,500-2,000 feet Wednesday. Snow in the valley is not a guarantee but is definitely a looming possibility for now. Rain will be the precipitation type in the valley after Tuesday but snow level remain at or below 3,000 feet for the ,ajority of the strom. This means significant snow will not just be seen at high elevations but at low elevations as well. It will be A LOT of snow!
Rain & snow chances could continue into next weekend with another system.