Last batch of rain moves through the area tonight, sunshine dominates tomorrow.

The last little bit of rain will depart northern California overnight tonight dropping an additional .1-.5 inches of rain on the NorthState.  Once that system is gone we’ll see the sun return and the temperatures will respond accordingly.  Because of the higher dew points, the temperatures won’t sky rocket quite like they normally would.  But we’ll still see highs in the valley to peak in the low to mid 60s with some puffy clouds just to make the blue skies look extra pretty.

Tuesday the clouds return to the region and highs will suffer because of it, but they’ll only fall into the low 60s in the valley.  Rain slowly approaches with another atmospheric river which will miss northern California to the north but will still bring the threat of rain showers for several days at the end of this week.  The best chance for the rain to fall in the valley look to be Wednesday night into Thursday morning with breaks for parts of Friday and Saturday as separate impulses move along the moisture band.  As with the most recent atmospheric river, the snow levels will remain very high.  Models have kept the snow levels near 8,000 feet for this next system, falling to near 5,000 feet as it departs.  This week’s rain will certainly help our drought and the long range pattern does indicate the continued chance for these storms to impact northern California at least through the end of February.  Let’s hope this patter sticks around so we can fill up those reservoirs.

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