Normal high and low temperatures for Nov 28-Dec 5 (high/low)...Redding 58/38, Chico 59/37, Quincy 49/26, Chester 45/24, Susanville 46/25, Grass Valley 56/33, Weaverville 50/30, Mt. Shasta 47/27, Yreka 48/27, Alturas 47/20
This blog will be issued every Monday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.
High pressure continues along the coast. Today we will see sunny skies and near or slightly above normal temperatures. Gusty north winds will continue in some areas. Sunday the high will move back a little to the west. This will allow a couple of weak frontal systems to clip the north end of the state. The first will move through Sunday afternoon and evening, with another system on Monday afternoon and early Tuesday. These systems will bring a few light showers to the north coast, mountains north of Redding and Sierra Cascades north of Mt Lassen. Snow levels Sunday will be 4000 to 5000 feet but drop to 2500 to 3000 feet Tuesday. The rest of the north state will stay partly to mostly sunny Sunday and Monday.
Monday night and especially Tuesday night we will see cold temperatures with some areas of the north valley dropping below freezing.
Wednesday will be sunny with slightly above normal temperatures. Clouds will begin to increase Wednesday night as the high pressure ridge weakens and allows the jetstream to drop southward. A weak frontal system will bring light precipitation to the north state Thursday and this will be followed by a stronger system to Friday and early Saturday. This system will bring moderate precipitation to all of Northern California. Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet but locally lower in some areas north of Redding due to trapped cold air.
The Old Forecaster