What to expect Tuesday with the storm in Northern California


For some areas, it has been more than two months since the last rain in Northern California.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A hot storm is moving through northern California with historic impacts.

Although the amount of rain and snow is quite light, the fact that it rains is significant for the northern regions of California. As of 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, light rain was recorded for downtown Sacramento. This is the first rain since January 7 at this location. There had been 66 consecutive days without rain during the rainy season, beating a previous record of 52 dry winter days set in 2013-14.

Light rain will fall for the remainder of the morning and areas will begin to see rain tapering off later in the morning and into the early afternoon. Some showers and thunderstorms are possible late in the day before sunset.

Between the chances of rain, most of the region will see a mix of sun and cloud and a wet day with highs near 70 degrees.

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The Sierra will struggle to get much snow since the storm is hot. Resorts can have 4 to 6 inches of snow above 8,000 feet or snow with the lowest snow levels sometimes hovering around 7,000 feet.

The storm is cleared on Wednesday and another new storm is expected to arrive on Saturday.

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