Clouds Remain and Rain Returns

Rain and snow chances are back in the forecast.

Posted: Wed Jan 03 16:43:52 PST 2018
Updated: Wed Jan 03 16:43:52 PST 2018

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northeast from offshore of california will produce stronger southerly winds that will begin to mix the lower levels of the air mass. this front will also bring a high probability of very light precipitation of around a tenth of an inch or less. the probability will be highest near south facing slopes including mt. shasta city and hilt. it will mainly fall as rain with a snow level around 8000 ft msl. our area will be largely between systems on thursday with a widespread slight chance of light rain but a likelihood of a measureable amount near the coast and near mount shasta with the snow level still near 7500 ft msl. it will be a day of breezy southerly winds except for windy conditions with gusts to 40 mph in the shasta valley. a stronger front will follow a similar track northeastward into northern california late thursday night through friday. southerly winds are likely to reach a peak of intensity during the day with advisory strength gusts of 40 to 50 mph possible at the coast, in the shasta valley, and east of the cascades. precipitation amounts will be limited where the southerly low level winds are downslope, particularly the shasta valley and rogue valley. snow levels will fall from around 7500 to 5500 ft during the event. precipitation accumulation near the coast and near mt. shasta will likely be in the range of half an inch to an inch. otherwise, mainly up to a quarter of an inch at inland portions of the west side and cascades, and up to a tenth of an inch on the east side. snow levels will finally drop to around 3500 feet late friday night into saturday as the upper level trough swings inland across the pacific northwest. a major winter storm is set to hit parts of the east coast.
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