SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A storm system is moving into Northern California on Wednesday and is expected to stick around until the beginning of the weekend.

Precipitation is expected to begin Wednesday night. Light rain is possible for most of Monday, but National Weather Service forecasters say the main rain band will move into the Central Valley come the evening hours.

Expect the heaviest precipitation to start late Wednesday and last through early Thursday.

Rainfall totals are expected to be between .25-1.5” for the valley and foothills.

Gusty southwest winds of up to 30 mph are expected with this storm.

Up to a quarter of an inch of rain is expected over the northern San Joaquin Valley.

Snow levels are expected to start high but will eventually fluctuate near major Sierra pass levels come Thursday and Friday.

About 2-4 inches of snow is expected above 7000.

Come Saturday, forecasters say the region will get a break from precipitation. However, more rain is expected early next week.


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