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Weak system to spritz California's north coast this weekend; wetter system could arrive next week

Tim Hearden, Western Farm Press

September 26, 2018

1 Min Read
The National Weather Service suggests Northern California could see a bit of rain in the next week.

The National Weather Service is hinting at a pair of possible low-key rain events for California in the next week.

While warm and dry weather will continue across Northern California for the next couple of days, a weak weather system will clip the northwest portions of the state over the weekend, the NWS' Sacramento office predicts.

A potentially stronger and wetter storm system may arrive early next week, although the forecast confidence for that storm is still low, the weather service reports. Light to moderate precipitation from that storm is possible.

The season's first rains could cause slick roads with oils built up from the summer, and it could cause minor ash movement from recent burn scars, the NWS warns.

Any rain would come as numerous harvests are ongoing, including almonds and pistachios as well as the first few acres of rice in the Sacramento Valley, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Sacramento.

But while it might be a nuisance for farms, any significant rain would help firefighters battling blazes such as the Delta Fire north of Redding, which has burned 61,715 acres and is 98 percent contained.



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