Sacramento rain forecast and Sierra snow outlook for Thursday

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Some much-needed rain and snow is coming to Northern California on Thursday. The KCRA 3 weather team is declaring a Weather Impact Day on Thursday for the travel impacts in the Sierra. The past few weeks have been mostly dry, and this weather system could bring more snow to the Sierra and some much-needed humidity to keep vegetation from drying out. Here’s what you need to know to prepare, including the most recent timeline. Gusts Meteorologist Eileen Javora says the weather system moving into Northern California Thursday will bring some gusty winds. “Some gusts from the south can be around 35 to even 40 miles per hour, especially on the east side of the Valley, in eastern Sacramento County through the lower Foothills,” she said. Rain in the Sacramento Valley The latest models have rain moving in a bit faster, so it will be around for the Thursday morning commute, but could ease by noon, Javora said Wednesday morning. Northern California could see about an inch to nearly an inch of rain in some areas of the valley, such as Sacramento, on Thursday. Elsewhere around Modesto, a quarter of an inch to three-quarters of an inch of rain can fall. afternoon hours, rain is expected to slide south and taper into the valley floor, though snow will persist — and snow levels may actually drop during that time. The combination of wind and rain will cause leaves to drop in the region that can lead to storm runoff. Sierra SnowWednesday is the day to travel in the Sierra, as travel plans could be affected if snow begins to fall around midnight on Thursday. It will snow in the Sierra above 5,000 feet for much of the day on Thursday with accumulations of 2 feet or more possible at higher elevations. Ski areas can be within a 3 foot range. Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn says most of the snow will be north of Interstate 80 until about 5 a.m. before it begins to shift south. Chain checks affecting travel in Sierra are also expected Thursday and early Friday. Snow levels will drop to about 4,000 feet during the day with accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. The end of the storm will bring the coldest air, so rain will turn to snow in the 2,000 to 2,500 foot range. A few inches of snow may fall Thursday night. The chain checks are likely to last until Friday morning. With more snow in the Sierra Saturday night into Sunday, there could be travel problems. pause of rain on Friday before rain begins to develop again on Saturday and linger until Sunday. “It looks like the steady rain could fall Saturday night and bring back some Sierra snow, maybe 10 to 20 more inches over the weekend,” Javora said. Sacramento Warmup Centers Open The city of Sacramento opened two short-term respite centers that will be open Monday and Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. The Outreach and Engagement Center is located at 3615 Auburn Boulevard and the North Fifth Street Shelter is at 700 North Fifth Street. Walk-ups are welcome, according to the city. The OEC can accommodate up to 50 guests and North Fifth shelter can accommodate up to 20 guests. North Fifth does not accept pets. Follow interactive radar here (App users, click here to see our interactive traffic map.) Download our app for the latest Here you can download our app for the latest weather forecast. Follow our KCRA weather team on social mediaChief Meteorologist Mark Finan on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Tamara Berg on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Eileen Javora on FacebookMeteorologist Dirk Verdoorn on FacebookMeteorologist/Climate Reporter Heather Waldman on Facebook and TwitterWatch our forecasts on TV or onlineHere you will find our latest video forecast. You can also watch a live stream of our latest newscast here. The banner on our website will turn red when we are live. We also stream on the Very Local app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV.

Some much-needed rain and snow is coming to Northern California on Thursday. The KCRA 3 weather team is declaring a Weather Impact Day on Thursday for the travel impacts in the Sierra.

The past few weeks have been mostly dry, and this weather system could bring more snow to the Sierra and some much-needed humidity to keep vegetation from drying out.

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Here’s what you need to know to prepare, including the final timeline.

Windy conditions

Meteorologist Eileen Javora says the weather system moving into Northern California Thursday will bring some gusty winds.

“Some gusts from the south can be about 35 to even 40 miles per hour, especially on the east side of the valley, in eastern Sacramento County through the lower reaches,” she said.

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Rain in the Sacramento Valley

On the latest models, the rain moves a little faster, so it will be there for the Thursday morning commute, but it could ease by noon, Javora said Wednesday morning.

Northern California could see about an inch to nearly an inch of rain in some areas of the valley, such as Sacramento, on Thursday. Elsewhere around Modesto, a quarter to three-quarters of an inch of rain could fall.

At the higher elevations, we could see rainfall of about 1 to 1 inch, Javora said.

Late Thursday morning and into the afternoon hours, rain is expected to slide south and taper into the valley floor, though snow will persist — and snow levels may actually drop during that time.

The combination of wind and rain will bring down leaves throughout the region that can back up storm drains.

Sierra snow

Wednesday is the day to travel in the Sierra, as travel plans could be affected if snow begins to fall around midnight on Thursday.

It will snow in the Sierra above 5,000 feet for much of the day on Thursday with accumulations of 2 feet or more possible at higher elevations. Ski areas can be within a 3 foot range.

Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn says most of the snow will be north of Interstate 80 until about 5 a.m. before it begins to shift south.

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Chain checks affecting travel in Sierra are also expected on Thursday and early Friday.

Snow levels drop to about 4,000 feet during the day with accumulations of 6 to 12 inches.

The end of the storm will bring the coldest air, so rain will turn to snow in the 2,000 to 2,500 foot range. A few inches of snow may fall Thursday night.

Chain checks are likely to last until Friday morning.

With more snow in the Sierra Saturday night into Sunday, there could be travel problems.

Looking forward

The rain and snow are gone on Thursday evening and Friday, but some fog may develop on Friday morning.

Northern California will get a break from rain on Friday before rain begins to develop again on Saturday and linger into Sunday.

“It looks like the steady rain could fall Saturday night and bring back some Sierra snow, maybe 10 to 20 more inches over the weekend,” Javora said.

Sacramento warming centers open

The City of Sacramento has opened two short-term weather respite centers that will be open Monday and Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

The Outreach and Engagement Center is located at 3615 Auburn Boulevard and the North Fifth Street Shelter is located at 700 North Fifth Street. Walk-ups are welcome, the city said.

The OEC can accommodate up to 50 guests and North Fifth shelter can accommodate up to 20 guests. North Fifth does not accept pets.

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Download our app for the latest news

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Here’s our latest video forecast. You can also watch a live stream of our latest newscast here. The banner on our website will turn red when we are live.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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