Another winter storm is headed for Norcal!
And I thought winter wasn’t until Dec 21st?
Since the end of November, the western coast of the U.S. was engulfed by a continuous series of winter storms. Like one after the other…
After the recent bombogenesis and the following two atmospheric rivers that brought heavy snow in Northern and Southern California, it seems that a strong winter storm is going to hit NorCal again, adding several feet of snow to what has already fallen in the area.
Yes, after a dry day Thursday, another storm will slam the Bay Area this weekend (Dec. 6-8) and dump additional snow in the Lake Tahoe area.
After a dry fall we're having a hard time getting the rain to stop. Here we see the rain showers continuing this afternoon for the Santa Cruz and South Bay regions. Thursday should be dry before the next front arrives Friday into Saturday. pic.twitter.com/P2osvfyCNi— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) December 4, 2019
The next winter storm will impact traffic from Dec 6-8 as heavy snow is forecast for elevations above 6000-6500 ft.
Traveling into the mountains this weekend? Here is an updated travel forecast. The best travel days will be today and Monday, as a winter storm will impact the area tomorrow and continue through the weekend. If you must travel tomorrow, reach your destination by 4pm. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/NqSxzwbkPR— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) December 5, 2019
High winds and temperatures to be within +/-5 degrees or so of their seasonal average are also in the forecast.
From the US National Weather Service Friday thru Saturday #calaverascounty #calaverascountyOES #winterstorm #weatherforecast #ccoes On top of the rain & snow in NorCal this weekend, winds are expected to become gusty mainly Friday night through Saturday. pic.twitter.com/dGI4zaAt9E— Calaveras OES (@CalaverasOES) December 5, 2019
Heavy rain is expected for the Valley (1-3 inches), W Slope Sierra (4-6 inches), and Shasta County (>7 inches). The Valley and W Slope Sierra foothills could see thunderstorms with small hail Sunday.