Experts say a giant mudslide at Mount Shasta over the weekend likely stemmed from an unusual glacier melt. Forest Service officials suspect California’s prolonged drought is at play.

A Red Flag warning has been issued for the period from 2 p.m. Tuesday to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
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Fall officially arrives today -- but first two days of warm weather.
Despite wind, dramatic skies and claps of thunder, downtown Sacramento received no precipitation from the storm front that moved through the area on Saturday evening, said National Weather Service meteorologist Drew Peterson.
Sacramento’s weather is expected to be warm throughout the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
Shifting winds may bring some of the King fire smoke into the foothills and Sacramento Valley on Friday.

Scoopy paints the weather For years, the Bee's mascot, Scoopy, has been sharing weather facts and trivia on our print-edition weather page. Here are many of his posts compiled by topic.
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