Our initial cold front has now pushed southeast of the Northstate. Though we are still tracking scattered mountain snow showers, our main focus now shifts to valley thunderstorms.
Widespread clearing is currently underway in the valley floor. Environmental shearing and spinning is also widely established throughout the Northstate too. Instability in the lower atmosphere is also increasing so thunderstorm development should quickly begin.
There is a real threat for strong to severe storms in the valley today, with even the possibility of funnel clouds and a brief tornado. This is all widely dependent on how much the atmosphere destabilizes through daytime heating.
Just because the spinning is available does not necessarily mean we will see rotating storms and funnel clouds, it just means it is possible.
Storms should come to an end by this evening.
Mountain snow showers will continue today, right around 2,500 ft and locally lower.
After another round of thunderstorms tomorrow we should quickly dry things out by Friday and into the weekend.