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 area and associated trough is along the west coast and moving slowly eastward. This system will send bands of clouds and rain across Northern California today and tonight. Snow levels will be 6000 feet or higher this morning by will lower to 5000 feet in the north tonight. There will be a few light snow flurries over the Sierras Tuesday morning but they will end during the day. The rest of the north state will be partly cloudy to partly sunny Tuesday.
The next low pressure trough will move through the area Wednesday and Thursday (see map below). This will be a colder system with precipitation spreading over the area Wednesday morning and continuing through Thursday afternoon. Snow levels will be 3500 to 4000 feet north and 5000 feet south.
Friday we will see mostly sunny skies with slightly below normal temperatures and light winds. Clouds begin to increase Saturday and then a warmer storm system will move through the area Sunday and Monday with snow levels back above 6000 feet.
The Old Forecaster