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Warm weather could worsen

The unseasonably pleasant weather that has rolled into western Nevada County and much of Northern California will last the rest of the week with a chance of showers on Super Bowl Sunday.

The Qwikcast.com weather service is predicting highs in the 60s today through Friday, dropping to the 50s again for Saturday and Sunday as clouds begin to move back in. Lows are expected to be around freezing at night, increasing into the 40s for the weekend.

The Weather Channel’s Web site is predicting a 30 percent possibility of showers for game day and again on Monday. Next week’s highs are predicted in the mid-50s with some clouds through Feb. 10 and lows in the 30s again.



The National Weather Service reported the chance of rain for Sunday is coming from yet another front dropping down from the Gulf of Alaska. However, the front could pass to the east of the Sierra.

Ski resorts near Nevada City and Grass Valley are expecting sunshine Saturday with highs in the mid-40s. Boreal, Sugar Bowl and Northstar are all expecting precipitation Sunday with highs around 40.




Each ski resort reported deep bases of packed powder Tuesday to the Weather Channel, with no new snow. The California Department of Water Resources told the Associated Press Tuesday the snowpack southwest of Lake Tahoe is 142 to 163 percent of average for this time of year.

The department said the recent set of storms that wreaked havoc in Southern California moved north to create the heavy snowpack. However, with no major storm fronts in the forecast, the department said it is too early to get confident about state water supplies.


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