Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Winter to make brief encore in NorCal

Rain and mountain snow are coming to the north state tomorrow and spending the night, according to the National Weather Service. The rundown:
Impacts
· Late season snow to impact travel and outdoor recreation (Lassen Park area)
· Isolated thunderstorms with small hail (N. Sacramento Valley...N. Sierra)

Forecast Confidence
· Medium

Timing and Strength
· Isolated T-Storms Wednesday and Thursday
· Snow above 5000-6000 ft. early Thursday rising to 7000-8500 ft Thursday evening (see graphic)
· Breezy ridge-top winds through Friday

Weather Summary
A unseasonable cold weather system will move through Norcal Early Thursday bringing showers, thunderstorms, and late season snow. The most widespread rainfall is expected mainly Thursday morning with snow levels around 5000-6000 ft. Afternoon thunderstorms may contain small hail and lightning and are expected to be concentrated over the northern Sierra and possibly the northern Sacramento Valley.

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