Our next cold front and first chance of widespread rain in nearly 2 weeks will move in by this evening and tonight.
We will likely begin to see pre-frontal showers in the higher elevations by the late afternoon. We may even begin to see a few showers down to the valley floor by the early evening too.
The bulk of and heavier rain will arrive by late tonight and into the overnight period, Wednesday morning.
It also appears several secondary fronts will move through overnight and into Wednesday afternoon, wrapping up by Wednesday evening. There are evening signs on our higher resolution forecast model of a convergence zone setting up in the northern valley Wednesday afternoon, boosting rainfall totals.
Snow levels will remain fairly high ( likely above 5000ft) so road conditions will only be a problem in the highest passes.
Besides rain and snow, the winds will also be a problem with this storm. Strong south winds and gusts will begin to pick up by late tonight and stick around through Wednesday afternoon.
The entire storm will wrap up by Wednesday night and we will begin to warm up and stay dry through the early parts of next week.