Chance for low snow continues into the weekend, thunderstorms passing through
Update as of 3:27 p.m. Saturday, February 9
Special Weather Statement: Line of strong thunderstorms along 299 East moving east 20 mph. Redding, Palo Cedro, Montgomery Creek, Round Mountain will have them pass through
Saturday, February 9th (12 Noon)
Current snow level: 2500'
Valley rain totals through Monday morning very light. .10".
Slight T-storm chance Saturday afternoon. If these happen, locally rain can be heavier
A series of storms will impact the Northstate through next week.
Most models are showing very low snow levels today, Sunday and into Monday. Most of the precipitation should be in the form of rain in the valley through the day on Saturday but could transition to snow especially in Redding by Saturday night. Chances for valley snow continue Sunday and into Monday morning. There is not a lot of moisture with this system.
It doesn't look like this cold and wet weather pattern is going away any time soon with a continued unsettled weather pattern most likely through next week.
Snow levels are expected to average between 1,000 and 2,000 feet with the potential for snow to make it down to the valley at times. It will all depend on the timing with each approaching storm as to whether or not the valley gets any snow.
Any way you look at it with the snow levels remaining fairly low, travel in the mountains will need to be done with extreme caution.
If you plan on traveling in the mountains at all starting tonight you will need to keep a close eye on the forecast and road conditions.