Rain Returns Thursday

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This afternoon brought rain, hail and lightning to several locations and the threat for lightning will persist until the sunset mainly in northern California and east of the Cascades. Showers will taper off tonight, most areas dry by midnight with clouds decreasing tonight and through the day Tuesday. The low pressure system that brought the rain today will become cut-off from the jet stream and slide south into California and Nevada through Tuesday and wrap around moisture will continue a slight chance for showers in the Cascades.

Most areas Tuesday and Wednesday will be dry with gradual clearing and warmer temperatures. A cold front will arrive Thursday bringing increasing rain and wind to all areas with a few showers continuing into Friday. At this time this system looks pretty decent bringing heavier rain than we have seen over the last couple months, but I’m not holding my breath though I am hopeful! Sunday will bring in another chance for isolated light showers, though this system looks pretty weak with most of the activity north of us.

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Meteorologist Megan Parry