As we approach the 3-day Memorial Day weekend, the perfect time to untarp your boat and take off for the first summer activities of the year, it looks as if we may see some very extreme weather.
A cold and precipitous weather front will move in on Friday that will serve plenty of rain in the valley and possibly even 1-3 inches of snow above 7,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada.
Snow on Memorial Day weekend? There could be up to 1-3 inches of wet snow in the Sierra above 7000 feet from Friday to Saturday. Be prepared if planning to camp or hike at higher elevations. Some slippery driving conditions are possible at pass levels. #CaWx pic.twitter.com/S41lwZAJAP
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) May 23, 2018
Cold rain hovering around 60-70 degrees will blanket the valley floor, right before it heats up on Satuday, bringing us into 90 degrees on Sunday.
As temperatures heat up into the 90’s on Sunday at Monday, it’s possible we could see nearly 100 degree temperatures in NorCal on Monday or Tuesday, with Redding having the highest temperatures.
— Rob Elvington (@RobElvington) May 22, 2018
That’s right, you’re looking at a 30 degree swing separated by only a day. I can’t remember the last time I saw a Northern California cold, wet storm followed by such a heatwave in that dramatic of fashion. The good news we can take from this forecast is that on Sunday and Monday, the skies will clear up and give us the perfect opportunity to go swimming in NorCal’s great waterholes.
Check out our 7 Summer Swimming Holes to find the best place to beat the heat. Enjoy your 3-day weekend!
This weekend also marks the end of ski season in Northern California, as Squaw Valley finally ends its ski operations for the season. So long, winter. HELLLLLLLO summer!
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