This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.
The remains of the low pressure trough will move across Northern California today. This will cause showers an possible thunderstorms this afternoon. Snow levels will be 2500 to 3500 feet. Thursday the north state will see partly to mostly sunny skies with normal temperatures and light to moderate north winds.
Friday we begin to shift back to colder and not as wet weather pattern. High pressure will be off the coast and the jetstream will be dropping southward from Alaska and the hooking inland over California (see map below). Clouds will begin to increase Friday afternoon and then Saturday the first low pressure trough will move through. This system will bring light precipitation to our area. Snow levels will be 2000 to 3000 feet but down to 1000 to 1500 feet from Redding northward due to trapped cold air. Sunday afternoon and Monday the next low pressure trough will move through. This system will bring a little heavier precipitation to the area especially over Central California. Snow levels will be 1500 to 2500 feet in the north and 3000 to 4000 feet in the Tahoe area.
Skies will be clearing Tuesday as the high pressure ridge moves closer to the coast and dry weather should continue through the end of next week.
The Old Forecaster