Yesterday’s rain came with 273 lightning strikes

Map courtesy TNF

NEVADA CITY, Calif. September 17, 2019 – Much-needed rain fell throughout Northern California yesterday. The precipitation did by no means end peak fire season and was accompanied by at times severe thunderstorms.

Lightning activity was concentrated on the northeast portion of Northern California with 273 strikes recorded throughout the state.

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The southwestern part of Nevada County experienced heavy thunderstorm activity as can be seen on the statewide map.

Sierra and Plumas counties both had severe thunderstorms passing over the area, Modoc and Trinity counties were also impacted.

Map courtesy TNF

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Sacramento states a cool weather system could bring Valley and mountain rain Wednesday, with showers possibly lingering over the mountains Thursday. Thunderstorms are possible Wednesday north of I-80, mainly over the northern mountains & northern Sacramento Valley. Dry weather is expected to return Friday into the weekend, with temperatures warming back to near normal. Breezy north winds could arrive early next week, but uncertainty is currently high.