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Winter to linger through weekend

Strong weather fronts much like the ones that have struck during the last two weeks are expected to once again move through Nevada County, bringing rain and snow on and off through the weekend.

According to Harry Stockman at the Qwikcast.com weather service, the next front will move in Thursday night with cold air “that will lower the snow levels drastically, perhaps down to 1,500 feet or lower.”

The National Weather Service in Sacramento said more fronts with cold air and snow are expected to follow through the weekend, perhaps linger into the beginning of next week. The fronts could also bring thunderstorms, hail and gusty winds at any time through next Tuesday in the foothills and the Sacramento Valley.



There should be a mix of sun and clouds Thursday before the next front moves in with an expected snowfall of 2 inches for Grass Valley. That system is expected to linger into Friday morning and could also bring heavy snow at the higher elevations above 3,000 feet.

Yet a third system is expected Friday night, which could drop snow levels to 1,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service. There will be a possible break Monday and another potential cold system hitting Tuesday.




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To contact senior staff writer Dave Moller, e-mail davem@theunion.com or call 477-4237.


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