Sacramento rain, Sierra snow, wind this week

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Wet weather, snow and wind are expected to begin Thursday evening in Northern California, although the early part of the day will remain dry. There will also be rain and snow in the area during the weekend. This is what you can expect: Rain on ThursdayThursday morning will start with some fog that will give way to clouds in the afternoon, according to meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn. By 5 p.m., the rain will make its way through Solano, Yolo, and Sutter counties before moving down the valley floor. “So most of the day today, if you need to get things done before it rains, if you need to get the leaves out of the gutters, do it today, because the rain starts tonight and it lasts tonight,” Verdoorn said. The rain from this first weather system will clear before the sun rises on Friday. Friday night also some rain, snow Friday is expected to stay dry all day, but as we go into Friday night it starts to get better. Friday at 8:30 PM we will begin to see some scattered showers in the Sierra and in the Sacramento Valley. “But this next storm, if it comes through, the flesh of it will hit us as we go through Saturday morning,” Verdoorn said. For this wave, we could see rainfall totals of less than a quarter inch in the valley floor with a little bit up there in the foothills. Snow levels Friday will be around 3,000 to 4,000 feet. “So this will be a colder system, but there won’t be much snow. In fact, we’re looking at just a few inches here or there again,” he said. Preparing for Heavy Rain, Snow on Weekend By 8 a.m. Saturday morning, Northern California could see periods of heavy rain with some extreme snow in the Sierras. Drivers should be aware that the heavy snowfall will affect the roads and make it difficult to keep up with plowing. “Travel not recommended as we continue Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon and into the evening, we continue with occasional heavy showers,” said Verdoorn. Northern California can get half an inch to over an inch and a half of rain from this system. We may have 3 to 4 feet of snow in the higher elevations, and most of it will be above 4,000 to 5,000 feet. evening. Wind speeds on Thursday night range from 10 to 15 miles per hour. The wind decreases as we move into Friday, but starts to pick up Friday afternoon and as we move into Saturday. At 10 a.m. Saturday morning, wind speeds are increasing and ranging between 20 and 30 miles per hour. “That will be your sustained winds with gusts over 40 miles per hour. So the wind is going to play a part in this storm, not just here in the valley, but also through the foothills of the Sierra,” Verdoorn said. The wind will be especially strong over the tops of the mountains and peaks in the higher areas. Click here for a look at Caltrans’ QuickMap for traffic conditions. Click here to search conditions by highway.| Video below | Skiers, snowboarders hit the slopes for the weekend after blizzards at the Sierra Warmup Centers in Sacramento, Stockton open Sacramento County will open a Warmup Center at DHA 28th Street Annex from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through December 8. It is located at 1725 28th St. in downtown Sacramento. Learn more in the video player below. The City of Sacramento opens its Outreach and Engagement Center at 3615 Auburn Blvd. and the North Fifth Street Shelter lobby at 700 North Fifth Street through December 8 from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Get real-time traffic updates here (App users, click here to see our interactive traffic map.) Track Northern California Doppler radar here ( App users, click here to see our interactive radar map.) Download our app for the latestHere you can download our app for the latest weather alerts.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 TwitterView our forecasts at 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.

Wet weather, snow and wind are expected to begin Thursday evening in Northern California, although the early part of the day will remain dry.

There will also be rain and snow in the area during the weekend.

Here’s what you can expect:

Thursday rain

Thursday morning will start with some fog that will give way to clouds in the afternoon, according to meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn.

By 5 p.m., the rain will make its way through Solano, Yolo, and Sutter counties before moving down the valley floor.

“So most of the day today, if you need to get things done before it rains, if you need to get the leaves out of the gutters, do it today, because the rain starts tonight and it lasts tonight,” Verdoorn said.

The rain from this first weather system will clear before the sun rises on Friday.

Friday night to also see some rain, snow

Friday is expected to remain dry all day, but as we head into Friday night things start to get better.

Friday at 8:30 PM we will begin to see some scattered showers in the Sierra and in the Sacramento Valley.

“But this next storm, if it comes through, the flesh of it will hit us as we go through Saturday morning,” Verdoorn said.

For this wave, we could see rainfall totals of less than a quarter inch in the valley floor with a little bit up there in the foothills.

Snow levels Friday will be around 3,000 to 4,000 feet.

“So this will be a colder system, but there won’t be much snow. In fact, again we’re looking at just a few inches here or there,” he said.

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Preparing for heavy rain, snow into the weekend

At 8 a.m. Saturday morning, Northern California could see periods of heavy rain with some extreme snow in the Sierra.

Drivers should be aware that the heavy snowfall will affect the roads and make it difficult to keep up with plowing.

“Travel not recommended as we continue Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon and into the evening, we continue with occasional heavy showers,” said Verdoorn.

Northern California can get half an inch to over an inch and a half of rain from this system.

We can have 3 to 4 feet of snow at the upper elevations, and most of it will be above 4,000 to 5,000 feet.

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Windy conditions

There will be a calm wind in the area Thursday morning, but that wind will increase if rain comes in later in the evening.

Wind speeds Thursday evening range from 10 to 15 miles per hour.

The wind decreases as we move into Friday, but starts to pick up Friday afternoon and as we move into Saturday.

At 10 a.m. Saturday morning, wind speeds are increasing and ranging between 20 and 30 miles per hour.

“That will be your sustained winds with gusts over 40 miles per hour. So the wind is going to play a part in this storm, not just here in the valley, but also through the foothills of the Sierra,” Verdoorn said.

The wind will be especially strong over the tops of the mountains and peaks in the higher areas.

Click here for a look at Caltrans’ QuickMap for traffic conditions. Click here to search conditions by highway.

| Video below | Skiers, snowboarders take to the slopes for the weekend after blizzards in the Sierra

Warming centers in Sacramento, Stockton open

Sacramento County will open a heating center at DHA 28th Street Annex from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through December 8. It is located at 1725 28th St. in downtown Sacramento. Learn more in the video player below.

The City of Sacramento opens its Outreach and Engagement Center at 3615 Auburn Blvd. and the North Fifth Street Shelter lobby at 700 North Fifth Street through December 8 from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM

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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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