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Weather Forecast: Rain Moves Into the Northstate Today

Published On: Feb 12 2014 07:57:13 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 12 2014 12:18:06 PM CST

Another atmospheric river will slowly drop south into the Northstate today.  The bulk of the precipitation will stay north & northwest of the valley floor.

Forecast models continue to show rain eventually reaching the northern tip of the valley floor by late this afternoon and into the evening.  However, for most of the valley floor it will be a struggle to get the rain to move south, though showers are possible.

Snow levels will remain between 7,000 - 8,000 ft for the remainder of the work week.  Snow levels will begin to drop into Saturday, closer to 5,000 ft by Saturday night.

The pattern will remain unsettled through Saturday night for the entire Northstate.  Mountains will continue to see periods of moderate to heavy rain with lulls in the activity in between each impulse that passes through the Northstate .

The best chances for widespread precipitation for the entire Northstate will be Saturday afternoon and into Saturday night.  Most of the precipitation will slowly come to an end by the mid morning hours on Sunday.

As mentioned yesterday, forecast models are beginning to lock onto an even colder system by next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  We're still 6-7 days away but this storm has the potential of bringing some travel issues to mountain highways and roads.  We'll continue to update as we get closer.