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Good chance to get wet this week

Anyone upset at the sudden shift in weather from sunny and spring-like to cloudy and damp will find that the worst is to come later this week.

“The rain will stick around at least through Friday,” said Harry Stockman of the Qwikcast.com weather service. “We will have rain off and on. Everyday there will be a chance.”

Stockman said that Nevada County will see the most rain either next Thursday or Friday. For the majority of the week, the snow level will stay between 5,000 and 7,000 feet.



The Sacramento office of the National Weather Service issued a snow advisory Sunday for the west slope of the Sierra Nevada north of Highway 88.

According to the service’s Web site, 8 to 12 inches of snow were predicted to fall at elevations between 5,500 feet and 6,000 feet.




“Most people will get rain, not snow,” Stockman said.

“We are looking at an upper-level low pressure area coming from the coast of California,” Stockman said. “A lot of this moisture is coming from Hawaii.”

Temperatures will stay mild, he said, and the highs will be in the low to mid-50s.

And when will the sun make a return appearance?

“At best, you might see some breaks in the clouds,” Stockman said. “Most likely, this weather will stay the same next week.”


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