Today will be the appetizer for the heavy rain to come Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Snow levels will drop to around 2,000 ft today before quickly rising tomorrow.
We'll continue to see passing showers and snow showers for the Northstate through tonight.
The main Pacific moisture plume doesn't arrive until Friday evening. Overriding moisture out of the subtropics will help to raise snow level tomorrow afternoon through Saturday night.
By Saturday afternoon for most of the Northstate snow levels should rise above 6,000 ft.
A strong low pressure system will also move ashore Saturday evening bringing strong south winds to the Northstate. Even the valley could see gusts over 40 mph with higher gust for the mountains.
Rain total forecasts continue to go up the closer to the event we get. Some models are even indictating south and western facing slopes could wee up to 10" of rain through Sunday night.
For burn scars and slopes that haven't seen this much rain in over 13.5 months, debris flows and minor land slides are possible.
Rain should begin to shut down by Sunday night and into Monday morning.