A series of Pacific storms rolling through the area this weekend will bring periods of wet weather.
The wettest times are likely to be late Friday night and Saturday, as well as late Saturday night and Sunday morning. In between the main rain events, there will be scattered showers.
Heading to the Sierra? Snow levels are going to be on the high side, especially through Saturday, generally above 7,500 feet. Expect lower levels on Sunday, down to 6,500 feet.
Ski areas could pick up a foot or two of snow above 7,500 feet, with 5 to 10 inches down to 6,500 feet by Sunday.
While a brief break in the wet weather is coming early next week, rounds of rain will resume later next week and cause difficulties for outdoor plans and agriculture through much of May.
As millions prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8, rain and severe storms threaten to disrupt outdoor activities and travel plans.
As a strong El Niño fades, the weather across the country will slowly change. In much of the eastern United States, a hot summer is in store.
A system with rain and thunderstorms will bring both good and bad news to the western United States later this week.
The threat of severe weather will return to the south-central United States this weekend.
Lakehurst, NJ (1937)
Hindenburg disaster after 4-hour delay of landing due to a thunderstorm.
Omaha, NE (1975)
Massive tornado killed 3 people and injured 133 while causing 150 million dollars worth of damage. Tornado cut a swath 10 miles long and one-quarter of a mile wide through the industrial and residential areas of west-central Omaha before lifting over the northern section of the city. Most costly U.S. tornado to date.
Thunderstorms rake over Nebraska and Kansas with golf ball-sized hail, wind gusts close to 90 mph at Superior, NE, and 3-1/2 inches of rain at Kensaw, NE.