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
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Triple digit heat has many people staying cool inside. But outdoor workers don't have that option.
Highway 140 will reopen Thursday afternoon after a mudslide made the road impassable in Yosemite National Park.
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The National Weather Service in Reno is warning of flash flooding in the Reno and Truckee areas until 5:15 p.m. The weather service is reporting severe thunderstorms and hail.