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Chilly, but storm-free weekend ahead

Chilly, but storm-free weekend ahead

The Valleys saw a chilly start Friday with lows dropping into the 30s! Daytime highs will rise to the upper 50s to low 60s, according to News10 meteorologist Mellisa Paul. A mix of sun and clouds is expected for Friday with a small potential for light scattered showers. Another round of afternoon thunderstorms is in order as well.

On Thursday an EF 0 tornado touched down near Fairfield causing minor structural damage. While Thursday's storms favored the Delta, Friday’s best chance for turbulent weather will be the North San Joaquin Valley and foothills, Paul said.

The ridge of high pressure that will start to build over California for the weekend will sag slightly late Sunday into Monday as a storm pushes into the North West. Light shows may impact the North Mountains, but further south will remain dry with increasing clouds.

Temperatures will stay cool, but heat near normal for the weekend.

Windy, wet weather here through tomorrow

Windy, wet weather here through tomorrow

We'll be dealing with rain and wind all day Wednesday. Flooding worries persist through at least late Thursday.

News10 Meteorologist Monica Woods said a cold front is moving through Northern California Wednesday with strong winds early in the day. A Wind Advisory is in effect through 3 p.m. with wind gusts between 45-50 mph.

A Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday with heavy rain and strong winds expected for the next two days.
Woods said thunderstorms are expected Wednesday afternoon after the passage of the cold front. Some clearing is possible and with just little daytime heating we may see some small hail.

Small streams and rivers will be on the rise across the area. Those living along or near these places will need to pay close attention to rising water levels and heed any warnings which may be issued.

Winds will be very strong Thursday with the second more powerful cold front moving through. Expect winds gusts to 60 mph.

Funnel cloud spotted in Tracy

Funnel cloud spotted in Tracy

TRACY - Local resident Paula sent in this photo of a funnel-shaped cloud she spotted around 11:30 a.m. Monday. She said the cloud was underneath a huge thunder head that was heading to the Sacramento area.

Have any weather photos you want to share? Send your pics and the name of your community to writer@news10.net and we'll post them.

Weekend storm aftermath in Manteca

Weekend storm aftermath in Manteca

MANTECA - Heavy rain and howling winds hit the area this weekend, blowing debris and tree limbs into the road. The wind was strong enough to topple this big tree onto a local home. Becky McDermott sent in these photos of the damage.

Do you have photos of the aftermath of this weekend's storm? Send them to writer@news10.net along with the name of your community.

Enjoy the sunshine; rain returns Saturday

Enjoy the sunshine; rain returns Saturday

A real feel of Spring is in the air to wrap up the work and school week. Friday will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s by the afternoon, according to News10 meteorologist Monica Woods.

The nice weather will not last as another storm sweeps in from the Pacific by late Saturday and Sunday.

This next storm will bring more rain showers to the Valley by about 9 p.m. and it will also bring very high snow levels for the Sierra. By Sunday snow levels may be as high as 7000 feet...although there will likely be rain in a good portion of the Sierra major flooding is NOT expected at this time.

The snowpack is capable of absorbing several inches of rain before flooding would become a threat, and several inches of rain are not in the weekend forecast.

Woods said rain will linger in the forecast through Monday.