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Wet Weather Continues Into New Year

Northern California is expected to ring in the New Year with another winter storm, which is expected to bring more rain but lighter winds to the top half of the state. Forecasters say Southern California residents can expect a cool but dry New Year’s Day.

A string of storms brought nearly five and one-half inches of rain to Sacramento in December. Rainfall levels are 113 percent above normal for the season, which started July first.

A wet and stormy weekend is being followed by more rain for most of Northern California. Forecasters expect another inch of rain by tomorrow afternoon. Over the weekend, about two feet of snow fell in the Lake Tahoe area. Tonight’s storm is expected to drop another one- to two feet of snow between 4,000- and 7,000-feet, and up to three feet of snow at higher elevations.