Heavy Snow Above 3,000′ Through Morning

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The low pressure associated with all the heavy rain and snow many have seen is moving inland this morning and will continue to bring heavy snow above 3,000 feet through mid-morning in northern California and through noon on the east side. We’ve already seen 18 inches of snow at Mt. Shasta and 3.4 inches of rain at the coast, and we’re going to continue to add to these totals over the next several hours. This afternoon rain and snow will become more showery and scattered, and snow levels will drop to 1,400 feet by tomorrow morning. This does mean some west side valley locations could see some light snow tomorrow morning, but since this is the tail end of this storm expecting little to no accumulation, mainly a dusting down to 1,400 feet. Through the day tomorrow showers will start to diminish and we’ll return to a dry and sunny trend for your weekend.

Winds will remain breezy through the day, especially at the higher elevations and east side with gusts up to 40 mph. This may cause trouble for high-profile vehicles, plus snow covered roads will make pass travel hazardous through the morning and perhaps even into the afternoon. Tomorrow morning with snow showers continuing, pass travel may be snow covered or icy and extra caution should be taken over the next several days. Besides wind and snow, thunderstorms are possible today, mainly at the coast with the potential for small hail or graupel.

After showers diminish tomorrow and we’ll start to dry out for your weekend and while overnight lows will remain cold, our afternoon highs will at or just above normal!

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Meteorologist Megan Parry