Holiday weather in California a travel concern

Posted at 5:48 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 20:48:51-05

Some of the busiest travel days of the year will take place this week and weather is a concern locally, regionally and nationally.

Rain looks to return later Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning and continue thru the day Wednesday. There could be a break Thursday and Friday before more another round Saturday thru Tuesday. T

Snow levels start around 6000`and drop to 3000ft. by Wednesday night.

The chances for thunderstorms are marginal so thunderstorms should be isolated at most. With the lower freezing levels expect we`ll get lots of graupel or small hail reports at lower elevations during this time with or without thunderstorms.

Rain rates in general are not expected to pose widespread issues, though the usual urban flooding problems are likely with the frontal passage and with any thunderstorms. Burn areas will need to be monitored but even with thunderstorms it`s unlikely we`ll see rainfall rates high enough to generate impactful flows. The biggest impacts are expected to be in the mountains due to the lower snow levels and possible road closures before and during the holiday.

By Thursday morning most areas should have received at least 90% of their expected storm total, though scattered showers and even an isolated thunderstorm or two are still expected through Thanksgiving day and evening.

Overall rain totals pretty much the same, 1-2" coast/valleys. Some snow is possible in some low levels in some valley locations.

Another wet round of weather is possible later Sunday-Tuesday with more than an inch potential with that round as well.