Showers will taper off across Northern Calfiornia by Monday afternoon as a frontal system moves south and east of the area.
High pressure will bring a return of dry weather along with milder temperatures for the rest of the week. Breezy northerly winds are likely Tuesday.
Satellite and radar imagery showed the frontal band is finally on the move toward the south and east as the upper trough nears the coast.
Light showers were in the valley and was as far south as Stockton, and the back edge of precip now extends from around Yreka to Weaverville to west of Ukiah.
The rain is forecasted to end between 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Sacramento and by early afternoon in the northern Sierray.
Travelers over I80 + US50 this morning should use caution. Snow levels are 5500 feet, with 2-3 inches of wet snow on road at passes #cawx— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 10, 2014
A winter storm is forecast to bring mostly rain in the Sierra Nevada Friday, with high snow levels. But Saturday, snow is expected at lower elevations.
The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for several counties in the region including: Sacramento, Yolo, Calaveras, Amador, San Joaquin and Stanislaus.
UPDATE 9 a.m.: The thousand-mile coast of California is covered in warnings, watches and advisories for rain, flooding and high surf as another El Nino storm moves in from the Pacific. Winter weather advisories are also in effect in Nevada.
Several storm systems queued off the coast will bring several inches of rain to the Sacramento Valley this week.
(AP) - Parts of California remain in the grip of a cold spell. The National Weather Service issued a hard freeze warning for much of the San Joaquin Valley through 10 a.m. Thursday.