The initial cold front will continue to slide through the Northstate today.  Gusty southeast winds may aid the development of thunderstorms by this afternoon and evening.

WINTER STORM WARNING (above 5,500 ft)

WIND ADVISORY (Modoc County)

Behind this morning's cold front, we'll likely begin to see some clearing this afternoon.  At the same time south and southeast winds will begin to pick up.  Instability from the clearing plus the added lift from south winds hitting a convergence line may aid the development of thunderstorms today.  The typical development area will be Shasta county, west and north of Redding, though thunderstorms will be possible throughout all of the Northstate.

More rain will begin to overspread the Northstate Wednesday and into Thursday as the next wave rotates around the parent trough to our northwest.

Models continue to key in on a fairly strong atmospheric river into Friday evening into Saturday.  A strong precipitable water plume originating out of the sub-tropics will slide down the Northcoast bringing heavy rain and gusty winds through Saturday evening.

Models are also indicating that we'll stay mostly dry into Sunday before another wet system moves in next Monday.