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UPDATE – More Rain, Snow Wednesday and Early Thursday; Snow Levels 500 to 1000 Feet

WEDNESDAY — The first storm went through the area last night with gusty winds and rain. 

Snow levels dropped to near 1500 feet in some areas Tuesday night.  There are two weaker storm systems that will move through our area today and early Thursday.

These storms are not as strong as last night’s but they are cold.  Redding should see light rain or showers this afternoon through Thursday morning with snow levels 500 to 1000 feet. 

Precipitation amounts in the Northern Sacramento Valley will not be heavy with rainfall in the Redding area today and early Thursday totaling ¼ to ½”. 

Southwest winds will increase this afternoon but speeds will be less than last night.  Heavy snow is expected in the foothills and mountains of Northern California with snow levels in the Sierra Cascade area and coastal mountains 1500 to 2000 feet.

Skies will be clearing Thursday afternoon, and Thursday night will be cold with some low lying around Redding dropping into the upper 20s.  

High pressure will rebuild along the west coast by Friday and the weekend looks sunny with temperatures in the Redding area in the low to mid 60s.

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Chris Fontana, aka The Old Forecaster, started his career as a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Sacramento. After four years as a weather officer in the U.S. Air Force, Chris transferred to the NWS office in Redding, where he was the meteorologist in charge from 1976 until the office closed in 1996. From 1996 until his 2005 retirement, he was the meteorologist in charge of the U.S. Forest Service Predictive Service Unit. Chris and his wife Jane have been married over 40 years and he works as a window covering installer in her business, Westwood Window Coverings.

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