Drought-stricken California is getting its first glimpse of a big weekend storm system the likes of which, forecasters say, the region has not seen in more than a year.
Just in time for about a zillion outdoor events this weekend, it’s about to get hot and windy!
The holiday weekend is off to a picture-perfect start, with sunny skies across northern California on Friday, and a pleasant afternoon high temperature of 80 degrees.
Today will be a cooler day across northern California. We’ll still see sunshine, but highs in the valley will linger in the upper 60s this afternoon, with temperatures in the 50s across the foothills.
The National Weather Service says showers and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.
Looks like rain showers will be here by around 5 a.m. Thursday morning, so wet roads are likely for the morning commute.
Before you plan your weekend, check out Laura skirde’s forecast.
Tuesday’s cold weather system dropped snow all the way down to about 1,200 feet in Cameron Park.Although that snow didn’t last long, quickly melting once it touched down, there’s plenty of fresh powder dumping in the Sierra Nevada.
Northern California will see increasing clouds and cooler temperatures for the President’s Day holiday on Monday. A mix of clouds and sunshine will keep the high temperature to around 63 degrees in Sacramento.
Much-needed rain is coming to the Sacramento region today and Friday. The showers are holding off for now, but they’ll arrive later Thursday afternoon.
Things are clearing up nicely in the Sacramento Valley Thursday morning.
Winds today in northern California are light and variable. There had been gusts as we had been on a ridge of high pressure, but we’re now under the ridge and expect things to get milder.