Tuesday, June 6, 2017

NWS forecast: Rainy season isn't quite over yet

From the National Weather Service:
High pressure will bring warm and dry conditions for northern California through Wednesday, with Valley highs in the 90s today. Wet weather returns starting Wednesday evening [...] with precipitation spreading across the area through Thursday afternoon and continuing into Friday. Confidence is high that this will be relatively wet system for June, but the system is looking weaker and rainfall totals have decreased. Possible afternoon/evening thunderstorms on Friday, mainly in the mountains and foothills. Valley high temperatures will drop into the 70s for the Valley by Thursday and continue below normal through the weekend.

Impacts
Slick roads late in the week will bring longer commute times Thursday into Friday morning

Forecast Confidence
High for cool, wet pattern change
Medium for rain amounts and for thunderstorms

Timing and Strength
Wet weather returns late Wednesday and into Friday, potentially into the weekend
Heaviest precipitation Thursday into Friday morning
Snow levels well above pass levels
Thunderstorms possible Friday afternoon and evening

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