Early Evening Thundershowers East Of San Jose, CA (2-20-2019)

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Seeing some unexpected thundershowers just to our northeast/east early this evening over our eastern foothills. A lightning strike had even occurred within this area of showers, but unluckily, I didn't get it on film. It was only detected on radar. It still made for a nice time-lapse as the showers slowly drifted in. Even as the showers came in, there appeared to look like a supercell structure with a wall cloud-like formation and its precipitation falling under it. Video footage taken from around San Jose, CA. (Wednesday early evening, ‎February ‎20, ‎2019. Enjoy the video!

*Weather update/forecast:
What caused this area of showers? A cold low pressure area was dropping southward into Northern California this day. This system had limited moisture but apparently, an area of heavy showers (with hail & occasional lightning) has developed all along our eastern foothills/Diablo Range as early evening settled had in. Skies were to be clearing by the very next day with clearer skies & gusty north winds continuing thru Friday. By Saturday, another low pressure area was to be dropping southward. However, this system was to have a more offshore track. This was to allow this low to pick up a bit more moisture. Clouds were to increase Saturday with rain Saturday night & Sunday. Snow levels were to be around 2000-3000 feet. Cold-trapped air was to drop the snow level to 500-1000 feet from Redding northward. A warmer storm system was forecast to move into the region by Monday afternoon thru Wednesday morning. Rain was to be heavier with snow levels rising to 4000-6000 feet. Keep that rain gear handy!

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