Sacramento weekend weather timeline for rain, winds, Sierra snow

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Heavy rain and wind is forecast for Northern California this weekend. If you have outdoor plans, you should reconsider unless you don’t mind some wet weather. Traveling in the Sierra is not recommended. The KCRA 3 weather team is calling Saturday a warning day due to the potential for damage from gusty winds and heavy Sierra snow. Here’s what you need to know about the latest timeline. Weekend RainThe rain will be heaviest on Saturday, with scattered showers through Sunday. A few showers may continue on Monday. The rain started early Saturday morning in the Valley and continues with the heaviest rain falling before 2pm. A heavy rain period begins around 10 a.m. in the Sacramento area. expect the rest of the day Saturday with some heavier showers and also dry periods. On Sunday, expect some spells of occasional rain throughout the day with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Rain totals may be in the 1 to 2 inch range in the Valley for Saturday and Sunday combined. There may be 2 to 3 inches in the suckers. Winds in Northern California Strong winds will pick up in the Valley and Lower Foothills on Saturday morning. Wind gusts of 45 to 80 km/h can occur on the east side of the valley, which can lead to power outages or falling tree branches. Sacramento wind gusts will likely be around 40 mph. Late in the afternoon the wind decreases. Snow in the Sierra Snow amounts are expected to increase throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Traveling in the Sierra will be very difficult and slow this weekend. Saturday’s snow levels will be in the range of 5,000 feet or higher. The heaviest snow is likely to fall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour. Colder air will drop snow levels to 3,500-4,000 feet Saturday night. In the night from Sunday to Sunday snow will fall. By noon the snow will decrease in intensity. Combined snow totals for both days could be in the range of 4 feet or more above 6,000 feet. Locations near 4,000 feet may see 6-10 inches on Sunday. Click here for a look at Caltrans’ QuickMap for traffic conditions. Click here to search conditions by highway. Track 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.) Get our app for the latest Here is where you can download our app for the latest weather alerts. Follow our KCRA weather team on social media Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan on Facebook and Twitter Meteorologist Tamara Berg on Facebook and Twitter Meteorologist Eileen Javora on Facebook Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn on Facebook Meteorologist/Climate Reporter Heather Waldman on Facebook and Twitter View our weather forecasts on TV or onlineHere’s our latest video forecast. You can also watch a live stream of our latest news broadcast 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.

Heavy rain and wind is forecast for Northern California this weekend. If you have outdoor plans, you should reconsider unless you don’t mind some wet weather. Traveling in the Sierra is not recommended.

The KCRA 3 weather team is calling Saturday a warning day due to the potential for damage from gusty winds and heavy Sierra snow.

Here’s what you need to know about the latest timeline.

Weekend rain

The rain will be heaviest on Saturday, with scattered showers through Sunday. A few showers may continue on Monday.

The rain started in the Valley early Saturday morning and continues with the heaviest rain falling before 2pm. A heavy rain period begins around 10 a.m. in the Sacramento area

Rain showers are expected for the rest of the day on Saturday, with some heavier showers and dry periods.

On Sunday, expect some spells of occasional rain throughout the day with a slight chance of thunderstorms.

Rain totals may be in the 1 to 2 inch range in the Valley for Saturday and Sunday combined. There may be 2 to 3 inches in the suckers.

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Winds in Northern California

On Saturday morning, strong winds pick up in the valley and lower foothills.

Wind gusts of 45 to 80 km/h can occur on the east side of the valley, which can lead to power outages or falling tree branches.

Sacramento wind gusts will likely be around 40 mph.

Late in the afternoon the wind decreases.

Snow in the Sierra

The amount of snow is expected to increase throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Traveling in the Sierra will be very difficult and slow this weekend.

Saturday’s snow levels will be in the range of 5,000 feet or higher. The heaviest snow is likely to fall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour.

Colder air will drop snow levels to 3,500-4,000 feet Saturday night.

In the night from Sunday to Sunday snow will fall. By noon the snow will decrease in intensity.

Combined snow totals for both days could be in the range of 4 feet or more above 6,000 feet. Locations near 4,000 feet may see 6-10 inches on Sunday.

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

Follow 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 latest news

Here you can download our app for the latest weather warnings.

Follow our KCRA weather team on social media

Watch our predictions on TV or online

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

We also stream via the Very Local app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV.


The Valley Voice
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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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