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Heavy Rain Overnight, Chance for More Storms Sunday

By Carlo Falco
Published On: Mar 30 2014 01:04:29 AM CDT

Pockets of heavy rain remain tonight, more thunderstorms possible tomorrow.

The system which produced the tornado warned storms for the past few days will still be overhead as we get into tomorrow but the rotation won’t be there.  Tomorrow the flow goes from turning with height to generally a straight line sheering situation.  That means that as a column of air rises it doesn’t get the chance to start rotating, and won’t be able to form into a tornadic cell.  The storms may still be pretty strong and could have gusty winds, heavy rain and some hail to them, but they won’t have the severe component that the tornadic cells of Wednesday’s and Saturday night’s storms did.

Monday brings another bout of active weather, but this weather is more common to California and will involve just some stratiform (non convective or not thunderstorms) rain to the valley and snow in the mountains. The snow levels with this system will be pretty low, starting around 3500ft and slowly falling to about 2500ft by Tuesday morning.  That storm will also keep the temperatures around 10-20° cooler than normal getting into the middle of this week.  Some areas – like Redding – won’t even make it out of the 40s Tuesday afternoon.

The rest of the week will bring generally calmer weather, but we won’t see temperatures warm up to even near their normal levels until this weekend when high pressure will try to return sunshine to the NorthState.

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