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Rain Today, Sunshine on the Way

By Carlo Falco
Published On: Mar 09 2014 12:57:54 PM CDT

Light rain in the valley today, heavier rain this afternoon.

The moisture plume is continuing to drop rain on northern California and will do so through today and into the early morning hours of tomorrow.  High temperatures will be kept low as the clouds may have bright spots, but we won’t see the sun all day.  So far points in the valley have seen a couple hundredths to maybe a tenth of an inch of rain, but that will change this afternoon as the rain starts to organize with upper level support.  The upper level trough will drop through the area creating a just enough lift to produce heavier showers  and eventually even some thunderstorms.  Expect any thunderstorms that do form to move through with the trough’s axis and associate cold front tomorrow morning.

From Monday afternoon on things clear out and warm up very quickly.  Once the skies clear on Monday temperatures will rise into the mid 60s and we’ll see the continued rise into the mid 70s by Wednesday and Thursday.  High pressure will facilitate the warm up and its stagnation over the west coast will allow parts of the valley to see temperatures nudging or even eclipsing the 80° mark by the end of the week.  The biggest threat this week will be some breezy winds on Tuesday, but otherwise it’ll be a great week to get outside.

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