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Rain, snow to soak foothills

Staff Writer

The winter season that is upon us will remain through the weekend, said National Weather Service forecaster Johnnie Powell, though a white Christmas is not expected.

“Christmas Day might be the best day,” Powell said. “Monday night and Christmas Day will have a low of about 25 and a high of about 40.”

There will be rain on and off with lows in the mid-30s and highs in the low 40s, Powell said, noting a low-wind storm track with low pressures is moving across the region.

“There is a wet pattern with low pressure system coming across with breaks throughout the period with a low of 34,” Powell said.

There is a 100 percent chance of rain for both Saturday and Sunday, Powell said. A high of 40 is expected Saturday with a low Saturday night of 34. The high Sunday is expected to be 41. Snow will most likely only happen in the higher hills at elevations between 3,000-4,000 feet.

“If you live in Grass Valley on one of those hills, you might get snow, but just below the snowline. You got to go up just a little bit,” Powell said.

Rain is expected to continue on and off for the next week, he said.

To contact Staff Writer Jennifer Terman, email jterman@theunion.com or call (530) 477-4230.

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