Break in the rain Friday

Raw from the NWS in Eureka:

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
341 AM PST THU MAR 3 2011

.SYNOPSIS…SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS NORTHWEST
CALIFORNIA INTO THIS EVENING. EXPECT A BRIEF BREAK IN THE SHOWERS
ON FRIDAY BEFORE A STORM BRINGS MORE RAIN FRIDAY NIGHT INTO
SATURDAY.

&&

.DISCUSSION…RADAR SHOWS SCATTERED SHOWERS DECREASING ACROSS
NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA THIS MORNING. SNOW LEVELS ARE AROUND 3500
FEET, BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MINIMAL TO NONE.
ACTIVITY WILL REMAIN MINIMAL DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS, BUT
INCREASE LATE IN THE MORNING AND DURING THE AFTERNOON AS A WEAK
IMPULSE PASSES THROUGH. RAISED POPS IN THE SHORT TERM TO BETTER
REFLECT THE CURRENT MODEL TRENDS. SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN NEAR
3500 FEET WITH HIGHER ELEVATIONS GETTING UP TO 2-3 INCHES THROUGH
THIS EVENING. QPF WILL BE HIGHEST NEAR THE CA/OR BORDER AND
GRADUALLY DECREASE FURTHER TO THE SOUTH. SHOWERS WILL WIND DOWN
LATE THIS EVENING INTO THE NIGHT AS THE IMPULSE MOVES FURTHER
INLAND. AFTER A BRIEF BREAK IN THE PRECIPITATION FRIDAY ANOTHER
DISTURBANCE WILL BRING RAIN TO THE REGION FRIDAY NIGHT INTO
SATURDAY. THIS WILL QUICKLY BE FOLLOWED BY A MORE POTENT STORM
SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING, WHICH COULD DROP LARGE AMOUNTS
OF RAIN OVER THE AREA OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. MODELS STILL
SHOW SOME UNCERTAINTY WITH QPF AMOUNTS, BUT DECIDED TO BUMP UP
POPS TO 100 DURING THIS TIME PERIOD BECAUSE IT`S GOING TO RAIN.
IT`S JUST A MATTER OF HOW MUCH. LUCKILY SNOW LEVELS WILL BE AROUND
5000 FEET, SO SNOW ISN`T TOO BIG OF A CONCERN. HOWEVER, WILL HAVE
TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE RIVERS FOR RAPID RISES. RIGHT NOW THE RFC
KEEPS THEM ALL BELOW MONITOR STAGE. PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY
WIND DOWN ON SUNDAY. LEFT THE LONG TERM FORECAST UNCHANGED. STROZ

&&

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