Thursday, March 23, 2017

Weather service: Wet pattern to continue into next week


From the National Weather Service:
The next storm system moves across tonight into Saturday. Similar precipitation amounts are expected with this storm as with the last storm. There is also the potential for urban and small stream flooding potential and windy conditions. Another storm system arrives Sunday night into Monday with lighter precipitation, but potentially lower snow levels and thunderstorms Monday.

Impacts
Chain controls, slick roadways, increased traffic accidents, longer travel times
Urban and small stream flooding
Gusty winds may bring downed trees and cause power outages

Forecast Confidence
High - precipitation timing and amounts
Medium - wind speeds
Low - flooding potential

Timing and Strength
Today

Dry weather
Tonight-Saturday
Similar precipitation amounts to Monday-Tuesday storm
Urban and small stream flooding potential
Snow levels ~4500 feet
Windy with gusts of 30-40 mph in the Valley, 50 mph along Sierra crest
Sunday - Monday
Next system arrives Sunday night - lighter precipitation amounts but lower snow levels
Thunderstorms possible Monday

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