Expect wet weather for the Thanksgiving holiday

By: Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer
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Auburn could be in for a wet Thanksgiving Day on the weather front but the flakes will fail to fall to any appreciable degree in the Sierra, according to the National Weather Service. The Sacramento weather bureau office is forecasting a slight chance of rain today and a 70 percent chance overnight and through Thursday. Lows will be in the low 40s and the high temperature is expected to be 58 degrees. "The front isn't packing much punch," said meteorologist Johnnie Powell of the Sacramento weather office. Wednesday night's storm should leave from three to six inches of snow above the 5,000-foot level, he said. With snow-making equipment ready to mix it up with the real deal, Sugar Bowl resort operations director Paul Borcherding said the Norden resort is aiming for a Friday opening depending on weather. With a six-to-nine-inch base Boreal Mountain Resort is the first ski hill to open this winter in the Tahoe area. The weather service is predicting more temperate weather on Friday and Saturday, with partly cloudy weather for shoppers and travelers. There will be a chance of rain in low-lying areas and snow in the mountains for travelers returning home. The Journal's Gus Thomson can be reached at