Normal high and low temperatures for May 23-May 30 (high/low)...Redding 85/56, Chico 84/53, Quincy 75/40, Chester 71/38, Susanville 73/41, Grass Valley 73/47, Weaverville 78/42, Mt. Shasta 69/41, Yreka 75/43, Alturas 72/38
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 is along the coast and will begin to build and move eastward. The high pressure area will be over the west coast by Tuesday and Wednesday (see map below) and should hold there through the weekend. The north state will be mostly sunny for the next week with warmer temperatures. Temperatures will be running 10 to 15 degrees above normal and the north valley will see its' first 100 degree readings of the year this week. Gusty north winds will occur today and early Sunday with light winds the rest of the week. There could be some afternoon and evening thunderstorms along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest late in the week.
The forecast models are very different in the 7 to 10 day forecast with the GFS breaking the ridge down late next weekend and the European continuing a very strong high pressure area over the west.
The Old Forecaster