A slow-moving storm system parked off the coast of California will make a move for the coastline later Saturday into Easter Sunday.
Deep blue skies and dry weather across the interior central and northern parts of the state will come to an end starting Saturday morning. Rain will follow shortly after, lasting throughout the day Sunday.
Some of the first places to receive the rain will be found from San Francisco northward along the coast to Eureka Saturday morning. The rain will reach more inland places, such as Sacramento, Redding and Chico, toward the evening hours.
Flooding rain and widespread travel problems are not expected from this storm, but the wet weather will still be enough to dampen any outdoor Easter plans you might have.
In addition to the rain, there will also be the risk for some isolated thunderstorms across northern California, especially on Sunday. While the thunderstorms will not be widespread, those that do develop could produce briefly blinding downpours and pea-sized hail.
There will also be some accumulating snow in the highest elevations of Klamath Mountains and across the Sierra Nevada, but most of it will remain above pass level.
Most of the rain will miss areas farther south in places such as Los Angeles, Bakersfield and San Diego.
Temperatures across Southern California will remain in the 70s and 80s across inland areas, but a gusty onshore wind will keep temperatures only in the 50s and 60s along the coast.
The rain will begin to clear out of the state for the start of the workweek, with only some clouds and the threat for a shower remaining for Monday across the northern part of the state.
Tropical moisture from the approaching Odile will deliver another round of heavy rain and flooding downpours to the interior Southwest by the middle of this week.
The remnants of Odile have the potential to bring heavy rain and flooding to parts of the Plains and Midwest late this week after hitting the Southwest.
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