MOUNTAIN AREA — A cold front is expected to move onshore into the Pacific Northwest this evening as a strengthening upper-level trough approaches the West Coast, according to the National Weather Service. An active fall storm pattern brings areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow, they say, while Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week, aiding the firefighting effort as it continues.
In the foothills, there’s about a 50 percent chance of rain on Thursday night, after 11 p.m., with temps in the very low 40s and not much wind. Showers may continue on Friday morning before noon, and even lower temps will prevail on on Friday night — under 40 degrees.
Saturday is predicted to be sunny and crisp, with a temperature topping out around 70 degrees. By Sunday, it’s much warmer, sunny, and dry, with daytime numbers in the high 70s locally and some low 80s as the week progresses, and nighttime temperatures are down in the 40s.
In other words, we’re approaching the time of year when night and day temps are about 40 degrees apart — and it’s a beautiful fall in the Sierra.
People in the high country, including Yosemite, may see rain and even a little snow.
Button up your overcoats and prepare to enjoy.