Record Highs to Winter in One Week

Old man winter returns for leap year with a cold and wet work week ahead.

By Lori Preuitt and Rob Mayeda
|  Monday, Feb 27, 2012  |  Updated 8:02 PM PDT
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Meteorologist Christina Loren has your Bay Area forecast.

Meteorologist Christina Loren has your Bay Area forecast.

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The Bay Area could get wardrobe confusion from the change in weather forecasts.

Last week we saw record high temperatures and this week we are being told to cover our plants because of sub-freezing temperatures.

The NBC Bay Area weather department is watching two weather systems they say will have a big impact in Northern California this week, including some impressive snow for the Sierra.

The first system is expected to hit Monday with downright cold temps and some rain.

The best chance of showers are in the hilly areas late Monday afternoon.

A wetter system arrives Tuesday night and into Wednesday, according to Christina Loren.

Snow levels could be as low as 3,000 feet which could paint the Bay Areas highest peaks of Mt. Diablo and Mt. Hamilton snowy white.

Loren says the Sierra could get as much as three feet of new snow by next weekend.

Those of us closer to sea level will see rain, and lots of it, with up to an inch of falling midweek. 

One more weaker system clips the Bay Area Thursday night and into Friday. Things will be spring like once again by next weekend with highs in the upper 60s. 
 

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