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FXUS66 KSTO 052134

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National Weather Service Sacramento CA
234 PM PDT Sun Apr 5 2020

.Synopsis...Rain, gusty winds, chances for thunderstorms, heavy
mountain snow, and travel issues are forecast to continue this
afternoon and tonight. Shower chances continue into Tuesday.
Below average temperatures likely through Tuesday with a gradual
warm up thereafter.


Intense bands of rain continue over parts of the area this
afternoon. The heaviest bands are expected over the San Joaquin
Valley and foothills the remainder of the afternoon shifting into
the foothills this evening before tapering after 8 pm. Roadway
flooding is expected to continue under the heavier bands.

There is a convergence zone setting up near Redding this
afternoon that will persist into the early evening that will
generate some thunderstorms and may produce some local flooding
under some of the heavier cells. The heaviest snow is expected to
last through the evening then gradually taper overnight into
Monday from north to south.

The low will be slowly moving southward along the coast tonight
and Monday. By Monday the heavier precipitation should be behind
us with showers continuing on Monday. Some instability continues
over the southern areas of the forecast area...mainly south of
Marysville and including the adjacent foothills so have mention of
slight chance of afternoon through early evening thunderstorms.

On Tuesday the low moves off the coast of Southern California.
Some moisture warping back around may produce some showers but for
the most part expect dry conditions and warmer temperatures. Dry
and continuing to warm for Wednesday.


A deep closed low continues east across SoCal Wednesday as EPac high
pressure moves in behind it. Dry weather and above average
temperatures will be seen mid-week through the weekend along with
mostly clear skies and relatively light winds.


Local MVFR conditions as a system moves across the area today. Brief
MVFR to IFR visbys possible with any heavier storms. Isolated
thunderstorms possible. Snow levels drop to 030-035 after 06Z. Gusty
southerly winds up to 35 knots possible thru 00Z.

Winter Storm Warning until 11 AM PDT Monday for West Slope
Northern Sierra Nevada-Western Plumas County/Lassen Park.



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