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October 31, 2021 – Dry weather today, then another weather system will bring light to moderate amounts of precipitation on Monday. More rain is expected after mid-week.

Discussion

Clear to mostly cloudy skies cover the region early this morning. Saturday`s weather system has weakened and lifted north. Rainfall amounts were mostly less than 1/4 inch over the mountains north of Redding, though a few gages reported totals close to half an inch. Current temperatures are a little cooler compared to 24 hours ago and are mainly in the 40s across the mountains with 50s in the Central Valley.

Dry weather with slightly cooler temperatures are forecast across the region today as short-wave ridging moves overhead.

The next weather system moves in late tonight and Monday and will bring only minor impacts. QPF is expected to range from 1 to 1.5 inches in the mountains north of Redding, and in the Central Valley only around 0.10 inches in Sacramento up to a 1/2 inch by Redding. Snow levels will be above 8k ft with accumulating snow limited to the higher peaks.

A break in the weather is expected Tuesday and Wednesday with milder temperatures ahead of another system for late in the week.

Extended Discussion (Thursday through Sunday)

Pacific frontal system moves through the CWA Thursday bringing widespread precipitation and some gusty wind. Snow levels expected to generally remain above pass levels.

Drier weather forecast on Friday into Saturday as forecast area resides under upper level ridge. Models differ with progression of next Pacific storm late weekend into early next week, but agree that bulk of associated precipitation remains north of interior NorCal.