Most of the steady rain expected to move through much of Northern California already passed through Lodi on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
This week’s storm delivered 0.08 inches of rain to Lodi, and less than a quarter-inch to much of Northern California.
“This was a minor ding in the drought situation at this point,” said Ken Clark, a meteorologist Ken Clark of AccuWeather.com, a private weather forecasting service.
The foothills and much of the western Sierra Nevadas experienced heavier rainfall than the Valley on Thursday. Ski resorts even received the first traces of snow since early December 2013, Clark said.
Heavenly and Kirwood received between 7 and 9 inches of snow, while Dodge Ridge, which has yet to open, saw three inches at the summit.
This storm helped temperatures in the Valley creep back toward normal for late January. Through Sunday, highs will be in the upper 50s, while lows will drop to the low or mid-30s.
Friday and Saturday will see a return to mostly sunny weather, according to the National Weather Service forecast updated at just before 6 a.m. Friday. There will be a 20 percent chance of showers Sunday before sunshine returns Monday and Tuesday.
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