More rain on the way; 5 to 7 inches of precip expected through Thursday |

More rain on the way; 5 to 7 inches of precip expected through Thursday

The Union staff
A subtle sunset peeks under a layer of cloud cover Friday evening visible from the Glenbrook Basin in Grass Valley. The foothills remained dry over the weekend, however forecasters are calling for 3 to 4 inches of precipitation in the northern Sierra Nevada to fall before Thursday.
photo by Elias Funez/

Grass Valley and western Nevada County received a calm between storms over the weekend with clear skies and high temperatures in the upper 50s.

Clear skies and moderate temperatures will be breaking Monday for a new band of precipitation that forecasters are saying will drop 5 to 7 more inches of precipitation in western Nevada County through Thursday, and an additional 18 to 24 inches of snowfall over Donner Pass Tuesday into Wednesday.

Snow levels in the northern Sierra Nevada will hover between 4,000 to 4,500 feet while in the southern Cascades snow levels may drop to 3,000 feet.

“It will definitely cause some mountain impacts particularly through Thursday,” National Weather Service Meteorologist Brendan Rubin-Oster said Sunday.

“The storm will clear the region by Thursday and Friday where it will be drier for a few days after that.”

4.49 inches of rain fell in Grass Valley during last week’s rain storm, bringing the year to date rainfall total to 16.25 inches.

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