Sacramento, California 2021-03-04 16:50:24 –
Sacramento (CBS13) — Winter weather is set to return to Northern California from this weekend to next week, which could raise expectations for the Miracle March.
This year’s rainfall in Sacramento is only 6.44 inches, down from the average of 15.02 inches normally seen up to this point (43% of normal). In the state as a whole, snow cover is only 61 percent of normal.
National Weather Service forecasters say dry weather is expected throughout most of Friday. Come on Friday night, but things start to change.
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 4, 2021
Light rain showers will occur in the Coast Mountains and Shasta by Friday afternoon, but extensive rain is expected late at night. Northern Sacramento Valley has the highest rainfall, expected to total approximately .25 to .75 inches.
Forecasts predict a gust of wind when the storm hits Friday night. In the central part of Sacramento Valley, gusts of up to 30 mph can occur.
The heaviest snow is expected from midnight to Saturday morning, with snow lines around 5,000 feet. Mountain drivers need to anticipate movement delays and chain control, as pass levels are expected to be about 4-8 inches of snow.
Precipitation is expected to dissipate on Saturday afternoons and appears dry on Sundays.
Another series of storms is expected early next week, according to forecasters. The first wave is expected to arrive on Monday. From Tuesday to early Wednesday, more influential storms are expected, with more extensive rain and snow.
Forecasts say it could rain more showers on Thursday, but the outlook hasn’t been so strong so far.
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