This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.
A low pressure trough and frontal system is now moving into California. This system will bring light to moderate rain to the north end of the state today and tonight, with heavier precipitation over Central and Southern California. Snow levels will be 3500 to 4500 feet. The precipitation turns to showers late tonight and Saturday looks partly cloudy with scattered showers mainly over the higher elevations.
Sunday afternoon and Monday the next system moves through the area. This looks like a strong storm. Rain will start Sunday with heavy rain Sunday afternoon through early Monday. Snow levels will be 2500 to 3500 feet north and 4000 feet south. This system will also bring strong gusty south winds to the area Sunday and early Monday with gusts 55 mph in the north valley and 65 mph over the higher elevations. The precipitation will turn to showers by midday Monday.
A weaker storm system will move through the area late Tuesday and Wednesday with light precipitation. Snow levels will be about like the Sunday storm. It looks like another storm could move through late Thursday and Friday.
This week the blog will be updated on Friday Feb 17th, instead of Saturday.
The Old Forecaster