Storms heading to Yuba-Sutter
Last weekend's balmy weather will give way to something more typical for February, with rain expected this morning and the promise of more later in the week.
Rain should be falling through much of the day, according to Stefanie Henry, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Sacramento office.
"And there's a slight chance of some thunderstorm activity as well," she said.
The storm's origins in the Gulf of Alaska means it will be cold, with snow falling as low as 1,500 feet, and six to 10 inches of snow expected above 3,000 feet.
In the valley, residents should see from a quarter-inch to a half-inch of rain, Henry said, more if thunderstorms break out.
By Wednesday, the storm will have mostly moved on, but another one will arrive the next day, or more likely by the weekend, and should drop rain through Sunday.
"We've shifted tracks, and now these low-pressure fronts keep moving through," Henry said, in contrast to the last six weeks or so, when high pressure over Northern California kept storms at bay.
Though it will move through quickly, the first of the storms won't be very windy, she added.
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