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The Next Weather Maker: Cold and wet weather returns Friday

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It will be another cool day Thursday with highs right around 50 degrees under partly to mostly cloudy skies especially for the second half of the day.

There are a series of storms heading our way and the first is expected to impact us on Friday.

The overall path of this storm is crucial when it comes to snow levels. As of right now the center of the storm is expected to ride down the coast and stay to our south and west.

This would give the valley rain instead of snow. However, if the storm tracks just a little more to the east we could see snow in the valley.

That all being said, this first storm doesn't have a lot of moisture to work with so anything we do see will be on the light side.

Most models are showing another strong system with very low snow levels Saturday and into Sunday.

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 travelling in the mountains at all starting Friday you will need to keep a close eye on the forecast and road conditions.

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