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Weather timeline for more Sacramento rain, Sierra snow this week


Northern California has a bright, sunny day on Wednesday and will be clear and cool through the evening. However, more wet weather begins on Thursday. Three waves of rain and snow will move through, impacting the weekend.(Video above: Dec. 7 forecast at 4 p.m.)Here’s what to expect from our weather team. Wet weather arrives ThursdayMost of the weather on Thursday will be dry. But there will be light rain and snow on Thursday evening. Thursday night into Friday looks on the lighter side in terms of rain with snow levels closer to 3,000 feet. (Video below: Here’s where things stand with rain totals so far.)The Valley could see .10 to .20 of an inch of rain. About 4 to 8 inches of snow are likely above 5,000 feet. That should be enough for chain controls for a while. More rain and snow this weekendMost of Friday will be dry in the Valley and fine for travel in the Sierra. Our weather team says that Saturday looks to be the stormiest day for the weekend. It is a Weather Impact Day for rain, snow and wind. The timing of that rain and snow will be worked out over the next few days and details could change. But it should rain almost all day with Valley totals over 1 inch. Winds will be gusty in the Valley, especially on Saturday morning with likely gusts over 40mph. Snow should fall all day in the Sierra above 5,000 feet so expect travel to be slow. There could be snow totals in the 2-feet range. Sunday will have on-again and off-again rain with light winds and snow levels could drop to the 3,500 to 4,000-foot range. (Video below: Here’s a look at Sierra snowpack levels so far.)Click here for a look at Caltrans’ QuickMap for traffic conditions. Click here to search conditions by highway.| Video Below | Skiers, snowboarders hit the slopes for the weekend after Sierra snowstorms Warming centers in Sacramento, Stockton openSacramento County is opening a warming center at DHA 28th Street Annex from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through Dec. 8. It’s located at 1725 28th St. in downtown Sacramento. Learn more in the video player below.The city of Sacramento is opening its Outreach and Engagement Center at 3615 Auburn Blvd. and the North Fifth Street Shelter lobby at 700 North Fifth Street through Dec. 8 from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Track real-time traffic updates here(App users, click here to see our interactive traffic map.)Track Northern California Doppler radar here(App users, click here to see our interactive radar map.)Download our app for the latestHere is where you can download our app for the latest weather alerts.Follow our KCRA weather team on social mediaChief Meteorologist Mark Finan on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Tamara Berg on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Eileen Javora on FacebookMeteorologist Dirk Verdoorn on FacebookMeteorologist/Climate Reporter Heather Waldman on Facebook and TwitterWatch our forecasts on TV or onlineHere’s where to find our latest video forecast. You can also watch a livestream of our latest newscast here. The banner on our website turns red when we’re live.We’re also streaming on the Very Local app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV.

Northern California has a bright, sunny day on Wednesday and will be clear and cool through the evening.

However, more wet weather begins on Thursday. Three waves of rain and snow will move through, impacting the weekend.

(Video above: Dec. 7 forecast at 4 p.m.)

Here’s what to expect from our weather team.

Wet weather arrives Thursday

Most of the weather on Thursday will be dry. But there will be light rain and snow on Thursday evening.

Thursday night into Friday looks on the lighter side in terms of rain with snow levels closer to 3,000 feet.

(Video below: Here’s where things stand with rain totals so far.)

The Valley could see .10 to .20 of an inch of rain. About 4 to 8 inches of snow are likely above 5,000 feet.

That should be enough for chain controls for a while.

More rain and snow this weekend

Most of Friday will be dry in the Valley and fine for travel in the Sierra. Our weather team says that Saturday looks to be the stormiest day for the weekend. It is a Weather Impact Day for rain, snow and wind. The timing of that rain and snow will be worked out over the next few days and details could change.

But it should rain almost all day with Valley totals over 1 inch. Winds will be gusty in the Valley, especially on Saturday morning with likely gusts over 40mph.

Snow should fall all day in the Sierra above 5,000 feet so expect travel to be slow. There could be snow totals in the 2-feet range.

Sunday will have on-again and off-again rain with light winds and snow levels could drop to the 3,500 to 4,000-foot range.

(Video below: Here’s a look at Sierra snowpack levels so far.)

Click here for a look at Caltrans’ QuickMap for traffic conditions. Click here to search conditions by highway.

| Video Below | Skiers, snowboarders hit the slopes for the weekend after Sierra snowstorms

Warming centers in Sacramento, Stockton open

Sacramento County is opening a warming center at DHA 28th Street Annex from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through Dec. 8. It’s located at 1725 28th St. in downtown Sacramento. Learn more in the video player below.

The city of Sacramento is opening its Outreach and Engagement Center at 3615 Auburn Blvd. and the North Fifth Street Shelter lobby at 700 North Fifth Street through Dec. 8 from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

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Track real-time traffic updates here

(App users, click here to see our interactive traffic map.)

Track Northern California Doppler radar here

(App users, click here to see our interactive radar map.)

Download our app for the latest

Here is where you can download our app for the latest weather alerts.

Follow our KCRA weather team on social media

Watch our forecasts on TV or online

Here’s where to find our latest video forecast. You can also watch a livestream of our latest newscast here. The banner on our website turns red when we’re live.

We’re also streaming on the Very Local app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV.