** A weak storm brings a chance of foothill flurries overnight into Wednesday, continued cold! **
Cascade Shores Weather Summary for December 29, 2015
Current Temperature: 30°F
Barometer: 30.16 rising
Today’s high: 40
Last Night’s low: 30
Precipitation since midnight: .06 (melted snow in rain bucket)
Month to date: 14.10″
Year to date since July 1st: 20.14″
24 hour snowfall: 0 ; Total season snowfall: 7 inches
Outlook and Forecast: A cold northerly flow will keep Nor Cal cold and somewhat unsettled, as a weak inside slider type system moves onshore near the Oregon/California border this evening. It will bring a chance of a few snow flurries or very light snow showers to the foothills and Sierra tonight into Wednesday, mainly north of I80. Although no measurable snow is forecast, it is possible that we may get just enough snow to make the roads a little slick locally, so be on the lookout for that. The snow level should be around 2000-2500 feet tonight. Otherwise, for Thurs – Sat, we’re looking at mostly fair skies and cold temperatures with lows in the upper 20’s and 30’s with highs in the upper 30’s to mid 40’s.
The next chance of significant precipitation looks to be about 6 days out, around next Monday or Tuesday of next week as the storm track looks to undercut the Canadian high pressure ridge. That should bring more storminess to much of California as milder, wetter El Nino type storms begin to affect the area. The first system arriving around Monday will take a track mainly into Central / southern CA. Another storm Tuesday / Wednesday will be further north, bringing us a better chance of rain and Sierra snow.
Cascade Shores and Upper Foothill Forecast: