Northern California weather forecast: storms, rain, snow, wind

Northern California weather forecast: storms, rain, snow, wind

Wet weather is knocking on Northern California’s door, and it’s only a matter of time before it breaks out.

umbrella? Checks.

Rain boots? Checks.

According to the National Meteorological Directorate, Successive winter storms will inundate the region Friday to Wednesday. Meteorologist Sarah Bordeaux said there won’t be much of a break between storms, so low levels of flooding and road ponding are a concern in areas with poor drainage.

She added that “very little” rain is expected compared to past storms this winter.

Flood risks will be highest between Sunday evening and Monday morning.

The first storm to hit Northern California

Bordeaux said The first stormwhich will pass over the region between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning, will drop moderate to heavy rain in the northern Sacramento Valley and foothills — from the northern San Joaquin Valley into Shasta County.

The northern Sacramento Valley could see the highest rain totals, with 1.5 to 3 inches expected to fall across parts of Shasta County.

The northern foothills could receive between 1 to 2 inches of rain, while 0.25 to 1.5 inches could fall on other parts of the valley.

Snowfall between 8 and 16 inches is expected at elevations above about 6,000 to 6,500 feet.

Storm No. 2 hits Northern California

The second storm will be “kind of all over the place,” Bordeaux said with a laugh.

According to the meteorological service. The second regime will begin on Sunday afternoon Until Wednesday, which brings great risks to the region.

The brunt of the storm is expected to hit Sunday afternoon with heavy rain and gusty winds in the Sacramento Valley and foothills. An additional 3 to 4 inches may fall in the northern parts of these areas.

Another 1.5 to 3 inches of rain is expected in the rest of the Sacramento Valley. Between 1.5 and 2 inches could arrive in the northern San Joaquin Valley.

Between Monday and Tuesday, the storm will turn into intermittent showers. Thunderstorms are possible Monday, especially in the southern Sacramento Valley and northern San Joaquin Valley near the Delta.

“It’s going to be a little unstable at that point,” Bordeaux said, adding that it would be the perfect recipe for thunderstorms to develop.

One to three inches of snow is expected at elevations above 7,000 feet.

In a post on X, formally known as Twitter, the weather service Warns motorists of difficult driving conditions and potential delays.

What is the weather forecast for Sacramento?

Rain is expected to begin in the Sacramento area Friday afternoon and continue through Wednesday, according to the weather service’s five-day forecast.

High temperatures will be in the mid 50s to lower 60s during the week, according to the forecast, while low temperatures will fluctuate in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

Low temperatures Friday and Saturday night will reach 53 degrees.

On Sunday and Monday, the Sacramento area will see gloomy skies with high temperatures in the 50s to 60s.

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Brianna Taylor covers affordability for The Sacramento Bee’s service journalism bureau as well as general news. Before joining The Bee in 2021, she worked as a reporter in Missouri and Maryland. She grew up on the East Coast and graduated from Morgan State University.

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