Friday, February 17th Forecast: Storm number two arrives today with more on the way

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Mike's Friday, February 17th Webcast

Isolated showers this morning will turn to more widespread rain with periods of moderate to heavy rain for the second half of the day.

The center of the storm will move over Central California but we will still see plenty of rain push in from the south giving us another day of wet weather. Snow levels are expected to be somewhere between 4,500 and 5,500 feet with fairly calm winds.

There will still be a few leftover showers Saturday morning but should be a mainly dry day with a chance for a few stray showers here and there.

The chances for rain will pick up on Sunday but still isn't expected to be all that impressive until Sunday night into Monday. This is when the strongest storm in this series moves through. It will bring with it periods of heavy rain, gusty winds and fairly high snow levels (around 6,000 feet) which will give us a little more snow melt and runoff than we would like to see. 

A much weaker storm will move through on Tuesday and Wednesday before we dry things out significantly by the end of the week.

Once all is said and done through next Wednesday the Coast will see between 3 and 4 inches of rain while the valley will be closer to 4 to 5 inches. The mountains impacting the Oroville dam drainage will see between 8 and 10 inches of rain with a little less for the Shasta Dam drainage.

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