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.
This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a low pressure area to our west with several cloud bands spiralling off it. This system is moving slowly eastward. Clouds will increase today with precipitation spreading over the area tonight and early Friday. Light to moderate rain is expected Thursday through Friday evening. Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet in the north and 5000 to 6000 feet to the south (Tahoe). The low will move across Northern California Friday night. added at 9:45am....Strong gusty south winds will occur Thursday night and early Friday.
Saturday and most of Sunday the north state will see partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered showers mainly over the foothills and mountains. Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet.
A low pressure area will be dropping southward along the Pacific Northwest coast late Sunday. (see map below) This system will bring more rain to the area Sunday night and Monday with snow levels around 4000 feet north and 5000 feet south.
The precipitation turns to showers Tuesday and then another storm system will reach the coast Wednesday.
The Old Forecaster