Light rain is what most areas saw Monday as a weak cold front pushed onshore. This activity will pick up a bit into Monday night. As we get into the overnight hours the rain will begin to decrease. We have a little bit of high pressure that will move into the area on Tuesday. High pressure helps depress storm activity. Winds have also been a bit of a nuisance over the last 48 hours. A WIND ADVISORY has been extended in Eastern Klamath and Lake Counties, as well as along I-5 in the Shasta Valley until 7 pm Monday. Sustained winds of 30-45 mph are expected with Gusts in the 50′s. Any high-profile vehicles driving along I-5 near Weed or along Hwy 31 between Paisley and Silver Lake could be affected.
Tuesday is looking to be a calming before another storm system rolls in. Some isolated activity is expected in Northern California and along the coast. Everywhere else will see a decreasing in the clouds throughout the day. Temperatures will also be warm tomorrow. Tuesday night, a warm front will push in shower activity throughout the area. Winds will also pick up with this storm system as well. Snow levels will remain above 6000′ throughout the event, so snow is not looking like it will be an impact.
Rain will continue through Thursday as another cold front pushes onshore later that night. Throughout the next 72 hours we are expecting over 3″ of rain at the coast, anywhere from 1″ to 2″ in the basin and mountains, and less than an 1″ in the valleys. A clearing will come after that on Friday. Temperatures will also be on the climb. We could even hit the 70′s in some areas on Saturday.
Meteorologist Seth Phillips