High pressure will build in during the day today pushing the remnants of the warm front and tropical moisture plume north of our area with gradual clearing to sun this afternoon; making the start of March mild like a lamb, curios to see if we end on a stormy note like a lion! A muggy start to the day though as temperatures on the west side are relatively warm and dewpoints (moisture) are high. This afternoon we’ll see temperatures climb five to ten degrees above normal for this time of the year, but it’s short lived as a cold front moves in tomorrow bringing rain tomorrow afternoon ending early Sunday morning. Sunday morning we will see snow levels drop to 2,000 feet so we could see a rain snow mix or snow flurries for the hills around the valleys, but anything falling early Sunday will be light and not expecting any accumulation because we have been so warm for the last several days. This system on Saturday will bring more much needed precipitation as January and February combine to be the driest January and February on record!
But the stronger system will arrive Monday night and last through Wednesday bringing heavier rain and snow and stronger winds. Weather models are not in agreement with the timing and track of this storm, so confidence is relatively low on who will get the heaviest precipitation, but as of now it’s looking like northern California is going to get the bulk of the precipitation. Stay tuned to Newswatch 12 for the latest updates to this next storm as we will have a better grasp on it we get closer to next week.
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