Rain still falling across much of northern California some areas in the valley have received more than 1 inch so far.

The heaviest rain will move through the area this afternoon as a stronger upper level low comes onshore.  That could potentially add another inch of rain to our totals in the valley and potentially up to 3 inches of rain to the already impressive totals in some areas in the mountains.  The final rain maker will move in Saturday night into Sunday morning keeping the rain around through the early afternoon tomorrow before tapering off.  Snow levels have risen to near 6,000 feet so most of the snow that has fallen will be cleared away throughout today.  Chain restrictions will probably become somewhat of a nonissue late today except in the highest passes of the Sierra and near Lassen Park.  Heading north on I-5 and west on any of the highways will be wet, but won’t have any snow on them.

Although the rain starts to end on Sunday we’re not really out of the woods quite yet.  The clouds never really leave northern California alone through the rest of the week and will continuously have a threat for showers every day.  A few days, like Monday and Tuesday won’t quite produce much rain in the valley but could have a few localized showers for the mountains.  Our next system looks to move in for Wednesday.  That one again looks like it will be an atmospheric river event, which means our rain will be very warm and the snow levels will be very high. 

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