Thanksgiving forecast: Dry and warmer in Santa Rosa
Published: Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 5:06 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, November 19, 2012 at 8:05 a.m.
Thanksgiving should be sunny, but showers may dampen the North Coast in the days leading up to the national holiday.
"We do have a slight chance of rain for Monday," National Weather Service meteorologist Larry Smith said Sunday night.
The Weather Service is projecting a 30 percent chance of rain today for Santa Rosa. Showers also may fall on the city Tuesday, and rain is likely to arrive Tuesday night.
Government forecasters predict a 70 percent chance of showers on Wednesday, but the brunt of the rain is expected north near Eureka.
"They're going to get a little more precip out of it than we will," Smith said.
In contrast, AccuWeather, The Press Democrat's weather forecaster, has predicted "a shower possible" on Wednesday.
Both agree the showers should end by Wednesday.
"It looks like it's going to clear out by Thanksgiving Day," Smith said.
AccuWeather predicts a high temperature of 62 degrees today in Santa Rosa and a low of 48. The city had a high Sunday of 58 and a low of 49.
By 4 p.m. Sunday, Santa Rosa had received 1.91 inches of rain since Friday's storm. The city's precipitation to date this season totals 4.2 inches, compared to 2.94 inches a year ago.
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