We finally got a break from the cloudy, cool and wet conditions on Wednesday and had mostly sunny skies with temperatures reaching the upper 60’s and low 70’s in the valley. We expect more of the same on Thursday with slightly cooler temperatures before the first in a series of Pacific storms moves through the Northstate.
At this point it looks like we’ll see light rain move in early Friday and is expected to get heavier by the afternoon lasting into the evening hours. We’ll see a slight break Friday night into Saturday with just a few isolated showers before the next storm arrives Saturday night giving us another round of moderate to heavy rain and strong winds. Sunday and Monday is looking fairly dry with isolated showers.
The forecast models then split after that with one (GFS) drying us out on Tuesday while another (Euro)brings in the next round of rain. However, they both agree that it will be wet on Wednesday with one drying us out on Thanksgiving and the other keeping us wet.
Bottom line, next week looks unsettled and we will essentially see a chance for off and on showers. As we get closer to next week, hopefully the forecast models will start lining up a little better. We will be keeping a close eye on this weather pattern and will keep you informed as new information becomes available.
As far as snow levels are concerned, we are expecting them to generally be between 5000 and 6000 feet through the entire period. This means only the highest mountain passes could create problems for some of the holiday travelers.