AccuWeather Forecast: Level 1 system to bring heavier afternoon showers

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Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:45PM
AccuWeather Forecast: Increasing clouds, rain move in overnight
We can expect big changes beginning late tonight, as an approaching storm system brings increasing clouds and rain during the overnight and early morning hours.

Takeaway of the Day

A Level 1 system is with us today as spotty showers start the day. A line of heavier rain picks up in the afternoon.

Slick roadways are likely for the evening commute. Gusty southwest winds of 30-35 mph will arrive in the afternoon as well. A few ridgetops & the coast could see 40-45 mph gusts.

Rainfall of a tenth of an inch to about a third of an inch is expected.

BLIZZARD WARNING: Lake Tahoe from 10 a.m. today until 10 a.m. Sunday

2-5 feet of snow is expected with winds gusting to 60 mph. 4-8 feet of snowfall above 7,000 feet with whiteout conditions.

HIGH SURF ADVISORY from the coastal North Bay to Big Sur including SF and the Peninsula:10 a.m. Friday-4 p.m. Saturday. Waves of 15-20 feet on west facing beaches expected.

TIMELINE: Wednesday is final full day of dry weather before rain returns to Bay Area

The Look Ahead

More cold rain and Level 2 system arrives Friday, with a Level 1 Saturday and Sunday.

1-2 inches of rain is expected Friday through Sunday.

Snow levels will lower to 2,000 feet and colder air arrives Saturday morning.

MORE: Massive snow up to 12 feet could fall in Sierra with major winter storm this weekend, NWS says

Mt. St. Helena and Mt. Hamilton could see a dusting of snow.

Cold overnight lows in the mid 30s will follow for the weekend and into next week.

Highs will only reach the low 50s on Saturday.

A few showers will linger Sunday.

More rain with milder temps are back for next week.

7 Day Forecast

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