The calm before the storm, sunshine sticks around today, more clouds tomorrow and lots of rain starting Tuesday night into Wednesday.
High pressure sticks around for today with clear skies and beautifully warm temps. Tomorrow we’ll start to see the ridge start to break down as an upper level trough moves in from the West increasing our clouds throughout the day. Those clouds will thicken overnight and we’ll get our first batch of heavy rain overnight Tuesday into the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Wednesday will start out with heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms before the main line move through by about noon. After that line we’ll see isolated breaks in the clouds which could allow for thunderstorms to pop off during the afternoon. Some of these storms could be severe as the upper level winds will be conducive to rotation. Thursday will start off with lots more rain, along with Friday. Friday looks like it will contain the heaviest consistent rain as another system moves on shore. In addition we will be seeing gusty winds as a low level jet will set up in the Central Valley. Winds could gust over 30 mph Thursday and Friday.
This pattern won’t end until Monday as we have another set of systems to move through Saturday and Sunday. The good news is that these storms will be relatively warm, so snow levels will stay high. By Sunday they’ll begin to fall, but will only make it to about 5,000 feet when the final cold front moves through.
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