A new storm is developing off the coast of N. Cal tonight, and will quickly move south into So Cal Saturday night. This will help the low pressure currently over our area to move to the east tonight.
The new system will move in Saturday night, with more rain and mountain snow.
Rainfall of 0.25-0.50 is expected in the deserts, with over 1 inch possible in the nearby mountains. Up to 1 foot of snow may fall by early Sunday morning above 6,000 feet, with 1-6 inches at the 4,000-5,000 foot level.
ARCTIC BLAST NEXT WEEK?
The forecast models are all over the place next week, but there is a possibility that an arctic front may move south across the west and into our area around Thursday night. If this occurs, another cold blast will send high temps back into the low 50's by the end of the week, with nighttime temps in the high 20's or low 30's. This is not a certainty though, so stay tuned! It could be a significant freeze!
In the meantime, be prepared for a possibly wet New Years Eve! Sunday through Wednesday should be partly cloudy, with only isolated showers possible at times, but mostly dry condition are expected at this time. Temps will stay cool, likely in the low 60s much of the week ,
HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!