Even with more cloud cover today the valley will still mange to make it up to the mid 60s today.  A weak disturbance will bring in some mountain showers this evening with more rain the rest of the week.

WIND ADVISORY tonight through tomorrow afternoon for Siskiyou & Modoc county

HIGH WIND WARNING tomorrow for Modoc county.

You'll notice an increase in cloud cover today as another atmospheric river (Pineapple Express) sets up once again, to our north.  The difference between this one and the one over the last three days is the fact that it looks like high pressure is pushing the bulk of the rain to our north. 

The northern end of the Sacramento valley will have the best chance for measurable rainfall but as you head to the south the chances diminish.  Places like Chico and even Red Bluff will have a difficult time getting any rain at least through Friday.  Snow levels will remain around 8,000 ft if not higher.

Morning model runs continue to trend towards Saturday as being the best chance for Northstate wide precipitation.  Most models have the rain out of the valley and foothills by mid morning Sunday.

The most interesting trend that models are locking into is a cold & wet storm by next Tuesday-Thursday.

This storm, if it were to verify, would finally bring snow levels below 4,000 ft and tap into some heavy precipitation.  This could possibly be our biggest winter storm of the season for the mountains, considering the lower snow levels.