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Sun is here to stay in Nevada County … for now

Rain has left western Nevada County and isn’t expected to return until the weekend, the National Weather Service said.

Dry weather and higher temperatures are forecast for this week, with a chance of showers appearing late Friday. A return to sunny skies will occur next week, said meteorologist Eric Kurth.

“We’re expecting some pretty pleasant weather for the rest of the week,” he added. “The weekend is just sort of a brief intermission.”

Rain has pummeled Nevada County since Oct. 1, the start of the rain year. Kurth said 59.4 inches have fallen since the rain year began, and 66.37 inches in Nevada City. That’s about 120% of normal.

The snowpack around Lake Tahoe is 162% normal. Snowpack north of Grass Valley is 167% of normal.

“We’ve had a wet year,” Kurth said. “It’s been wet in the foothills, but even wetter in the mountains.”


Today’s highs are expected to reach 68. It’ll drop to 49 tonight.

Expect a high around 75 on Thursday, with lows dipping to 52 at night.

Friday will see highs around 74. There’s a chance of showers that night, when lows will bottom out around 50.

The chance of rain extends into Saturday. Highs will climb to 66, with lows hitting 45 at night.

Sunny skies are expected to return for Easter Sunday. Highs will reach 67. Lows will fall to 46.

The work week will begin with highs around 70.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.

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