Reporting Dave Bender
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The rain didn’t hit as soon as expected in the Sacramento region, waiting until Friday morning to start falling, but the forecast still calls for plenty of wet weather through the weekend.
A series of winter storms will track across Northern California over the next several days, bringing rain to the valley and plenty of snow in the Sierra.
Snow levels will be as low as 1,000 feet in the Redding area and in the foothills neighboring the northern Sacramento Valley. Snow levels will gradually rise out of the foothills late Friday into Saturday to 3,000 to 4,500 feet with little change into Sunday.
Snow accumulations of 2 to 6 feet are possible over the higher mountain terrain through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter storm warning is in effect from 4 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday above 4,000 feet.
We will see around 2.5 inches of rain for Sacramento over the next three days. We will also see winds from the southeast around 20-25 mph with gusts Saturday in the early morning between 35-40 mph. Rain is expected to hit the Marysville and Yuba City areas late Thursday night and arrive in Sacramento by around midnight or early Friday morning.
The storms should pass by Christmas Eve and a dry, cool Christmas day is in the forecast, with a high of about 50 in Sacramento.