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Weather Forecast: Periods of Heavy Rain Today

By Rob ELVINGTON
Published On: Feb 26 2014 08:06:55 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 26 2014 01:10:37 PM CST

Rain will continue to push into the Northstate today.  Pockets of heavy rain will move through the valley floor before, during and after the evening commute.

Based off of profilers and weather stations, snow levels bottomed out around ~6,200 ft earlier this morning and continue to hover just below 6500ft.

Most hi-res short range models continue to show heavy rain moving back into the Northstate later this afternoon and evening.  With the rates that are showing up, some ponding on roadways will be possible.

South and southeast winds will also begin to pickup later today and stay gusty through most of the day Thursday.

As the cold core approaches the Northstate Thursday morning, instability may be high enough to fire up thunderstorms for the Northstate.  Main threat will be heavy rain, gusty winds and possible hail.

That same cold pool may also drop snow levels to or slightly below 4500 ft.

Thursday night and into Friday's system will be centered much further south than Wednesday's so precipitation totals will likely run much lower than today's rain.

Showery activity will finally come to an end by Saturday.