Wet and wild: Birds, deer enjoy Northern California fields after abundant rain
Wet weather will continue for the next few days in Northern California, as forecasts show another week of valley rain and mountain snow.
National Weather Service predicts Sacramento will see 1 to 2 inches Monday through Thursday morning, with the heaviest rain expected Wednesday.
The rain may let up Tuesday morning, but thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, NWS says.
Sacramento Executive Airport set a daily precipitation record with 0.85 inches of rain Saturday, NWS reported. The previous record for March 23 was 0.74 inches, set in 1948.
Chain controls are likely and road closures possible throughout the mountains as moderate to heavy snow is expected to blanket the southern Cascade range.
NWs has issued a winter storm warning, in place 5 a.m. Monday through 11 a.m. Tuesday, with Sierra travel highly discouraged as 8 to 21 inches of snow is expected to fall above 5,000 feet.
Snow levels will dip as low as 4,000 feet by midday Tuesday. As much as 2 feet of snow may fall at higher peaks.
Next sunny day?
The latest NWS forecast predicts a sunny Friday in Sacramento with a high of 66 degrees and a mostly sunny Saturday.
Early forecasts show yet another system bringing a slight chance of showers to the region by Sunday.