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North of Main Action this Weekend

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

The bulk of the rain today was well to our south in central California though we picked up a few hundredths to a few tenths of rain at the coast and Siskiyou county, while most other areas were fairly dry. While shower activity is going to pick up tonight, rain totals will not be impressive but the heaviest rain will fall in the Mt. Shasta area. Snow levels in Siskiyou county will drop to 4,000′ Thursday and in southern Oregon will be closer to 5,000′. Wind will ease up during the day Thursday but expect tomorrow to continue to be breezy and thus a Wind Advisory for the Shasta Valley will continue until 4pm Thursday.

We’ll see a brief break in active weather Thursday night into Friday before the next low pressure brings rain back into the area. We will be well north of the main action Friday night into Saturday, as southern California is going to see the bulk of the rain, snow, wind and even thunderstorms! A little closer to home the rain will mainly impact northern California and areas east of the Cascades, with lighter more isolated showers west of the Cascades. Showers taper off Saturday with most areas dry Sunday and only a chance for isolated snow showers in the Cascades Sunday, mainly in the morning and snow levels will be down to 3,000′.

More storms move in next week bringing us a better chance for rain and wind. Stay tuned to Newswatch12 for the latest! Follow me on Facebook and Twitter to see some of the peak wind reports from today!

Meteorologist Megan Parry