For all the fans of warm and dry weather — apologies, but it looks like it’s time to break out the hats and gloves.
After a warm and dry Thanksgiving weekend, cooler temperatures are on the way this coming week as two storms blow through Northern California. Highs in the Valley likely won’t top 60 degrees, according to meteorologist Scott Rowe with the National Weather Service.
The first storm, which should arrive Sunday night, will lightly dust the mountains, but the Valley won’t see precipitation until later in the week.
“Folks in Sacramento probably won’t even notice that first storm,” Rowe said.
Starting Thursday, the first day of December will usher in a second storm that could drop one to two feet of snow in the mountains. It’s hard to predict exactly how much rain will fall in the Valley at this point, Rowe said, but residents should be prepared for a few wet and dreary days.
“You might want to get that umbrella ready,” he said.
Forecasters recommend that residents get ready for wet weather season by unclogging drains and gutters, inspecting car tires and wiper blades, and “winterizing” any mountain-bound vehicles with chains, an emergency kit and food and water.