Normal high and low temperatures for Sept 26-Oct 3 (high/low)...Redding 85/55, Chico 87/52, Quincy 77/35, Chester 75/36, Susanville 74/40, Grass Valley 80/49, Weaverville 83/39, Mt. Shasta 73/42, Yreka 77/40, Alturas 75/33
This blog will be issued every Monday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.
Cooling trend to start today as the high pressure ridge that has been over our area begins to weaken. The low pressure trough, off the Canadian Coast, shown on this morning's satellite picture (below) will slowly deepen, or push southward, along the west coast. This low will be along the coast Saturday through Monday (see map below).
Thursday and Friday we will see mostly sunny skies with a few clouds Friday afternoon. Temperatures will continue to cool. Gusty south to southwest winds will occur Thursday and Friday afternoons.
Saturday the low will send a weak frontal system across the the north end of the state. This system will trigger a few showers on the coastal and northern mountains. Sunday the main portion of the low pressure area will be over Northern California and will bring periods of rain and showers over all of the north state. Snow is possible above 7000 feet. Monday the low will be moving eastward. The showers will be decreasing and by afternoon will be confined to the foothills and mountains. Tuesday the north state will be partly cloudy to partly sunny with a few showers possible over the northern mountains. Wednesday a weak high pressure area will be back over the area with mostly sunny skies and near normal temperatures.
The Old Forecaster