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
It looks like this year's fire season will start later than normal in the Tahoe area...sometime in July-August rather than the typical May-June time frame. That's because of the wet winter and a snowpack 200 to 300 percent of normal.
It is now the wettest season on record in Northern California, where most of the state gets its water supply.
UPDATE 10:48 p.m. Feb. 11: The evacuation and shelter-in-place notice has been lifted for Wilton residents.
(AP) - California's winter keeps getting wetter as the first in the latest round of storms moves ashore, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds.
(AP) - The National Weather Service in Reno says winds in excess of 100 mph over Sierra ridgetops could churn up waves as high as 5 feet on Lake Tahoe this weekend as a series of winter storms dumps several more feet of snow in the mountains.