SACRAMENTO (AP / CBS13) – Parts of drought-stricken California could get some rain next week, forecasters said Friday.
A weak weather system pervading Monday and early Tuesday will bring rain chances to the north end of the Central Valley and over the mountains, the Sacramento National Weather Service said.
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After a return of high pressure, another system will move in on Thursday, which will bring a better chance of precipitation in this region, the office said.
The 6-10 day @ NWSCPC precipitation outlook tends to be above normal precipitation. Stay tuned for updates! #CAwx pic.twitter.com/3F8reJasU2
– NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) December 3, 2021
The San Francisco Weather Bureau said the likelihood of the system raining in the Bay Area on Monday was slim and the signals from the second system were mixed with no evidence of heavy rain.
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Southern California could experience drizzle or showers at the end of the week and a better chance of rain, the San Diego Weather Bureau said.
This week’s update from the US Drought Monitor shows that California is firmly in the grip of the drought. Most of the state has experienced extreme drought, but the worst category area – exceptional drought – has declined in the past three months.
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