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
UPDATE 6:40 P.M. - Firefighters continue to make progress on the Washington Fire. As of late Thursday afternoon, containment stood at 15 percent. Crews remain focused on keeping the fire away from the community of Markleeville.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District said the region's air quality is forecast to be unhealthy for sensitive groups Thursday.
Warmer weather is bringing out snakes, including rattlesnakes, in Northern California.
With high temperatures, people and their pets hit the water to cool down.
Some scattered showers are in the forecast for the Sacramento Valley and throughout Northern California Thursday. While not much precipitation is expected, a winter weather advisory has been issued for elevations above 6,500 feet south of Highway 50.