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Drying out " for now

The wet October continues this week with more rain predicted for today through Wednesday night as a several of storms hit Nevada County.

At mid-month, both Grass Valley and Nevada City are already close to reaching normal rain levels of 2.9 inches for October. Grass Valley had 2.51 inches by Monday and Nevada City had totaled 2.66 inches for the month.

That’s still a long way off from the Grass Valley record of 19.98 inches received in October 1962 and Nevada City’s record of 20.96 inches in the same year.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento Monday said chances for rain in the Sierra will fall to 30 percent today, with rain likely tonight.

The next storm will bring a 50 percent chance of rain Wednesday to Wednesday night. Skies are expected to remain cloudy Thursday, with another chance for rain Friday and Friday night.

Highs will be in the 50s through Thursday, rising into the low 60s Friday. Lows will be in the mid-40s through Friday.

Winds are expected to pick up, with gusts around 20 mph today and Wednesday. Snow may accumulate on mountain passes but is not expected to fall below 6,500 feet.


To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail davem@theunion.com or call 477-4237.

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