After 3 days of steady rain, the Northstate will briefly clear out today. Another plume of sub-tropical moisture will move into the Northstate by Wednesday morning.
Highs in the valley will range from the low 60s to even the upper 60s for isolated spots.
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 stick to mostly north and northwest of the valley floor. The best chances for valley rain appear 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 pattern sticks around so we can fill up those reservoirs.