The dry weather stuck around with us today but the clouds capped our high temperatures in the mid-60s for most of the valley. The clouds will continue to thicken up this evening, in preparation for rain arriving not long after midnight. If you have any early evening plans, you will be in good shape. If plans involve staying out close to or beyond midnight, grab the raincoat or umbrella.
Rain will continue through most of the morning for the area. This band may bring some heavy pockets of rain, boosting some rain totals. Overall, most places will be between a quarter to 3 quarters of an inch. Some places in the north valley may approach 1 inch of rain. The heaviest rain is done by the afternoon. Showers will still linger around into Monday. A winter storm warning will begin early Sunday for elevations above 6000’ and last through Monday morning. Between 1-2ft of snow will be possible. Highs Sunday will be in the mid-50s for the valley. Monday is a transition day. One system is moving out while late Monday night into Tuesday, another is moving in. A chance for showers remains, but a partly cloudy sky will be the dominant feature of the forecast. Tuesday and Wednesday will see an atmospheric river impacting SoCal. The northern edge of this system will bring some chances for rain Tuesday and Wednesday. The heaviest is expected to fall on Tuesday with a chance for showers in the valley and snow in the mountains. Snow levels will fall for the Sierra to around 3000ft to 5000ft. The forecast becomes a little uncertain for the end of the week. The timing of the next chance for rain and to what extent is up for debate. For now Thursday is expected to have the best chance for rain with Friday seeing a chance for some showers. This is more than likely going to change as we iron out the details as we get closer.