The NWS has decided to cancel the Winter Storm Watch for the valley due to snow levels near 1000ft. However, dangerous mountain snow conditions still remain through the weekend.
The initial cold front continues to move into Northern California, prompting widespread Winter Storm Warnings for the foothills and mountains.
This is just storm number 1 of 3. However it does appear this will be the coldest of the three.
Precipitation (rain in the valley, snow in the mountains) will continue to increase in coverage and intensity the rest of the day. Winds will also be a major concern for the valley and higher elevations. South of Redding, we are expecting winds out of the south gusting over 30 mph. In the higher elevations blowing snow and white out conditions will also be a main concern as the front pushes through.
Things will slowly begin to calm down tomorrow morning in between the first two storms.
Another strong cold front will swing through Tomorrow evening/night bringing another round of heavy snow for the mountains. There are also signs of very heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms for the valley floor with the next storm.
Things will finally quiet down by Sunday evening as the final storm pushes out of the Northstate.
We expect quieter conditions for both Christmas Eve and Christmas day for the Northstate.