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Normal high and low temperatures for this week April 21-April 27 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 73/48, Chico 74/46, Quincy 66/34, Chester 60/30, Susanville 62/35, Grass Valley 63/40, Weaverville 69/35, Mt. Shasta 61/35, Yreka 65/35 Alturas 62/30.
The high pressure ridge has been pushed out of the way and now the jetstream is running across the Pacific and into Northern California. We will see several low pressure troughs and frontal systems move through Northern California over the next several days. However, these will be weak and fast moving systems with just light precipitation. (see map below)
Wednesday the north coast coastal mountains and areas north of the valley will be partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered light showers. The rest of the north state will be partly cloudy to partly sunny.
it is now looking like the next system will move a little faster and will spread rain over the north state Thursday with precipitation continuing through early afternoon Friday. Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet. Thursday and early Friday winds will be southwest winds gusts 30 to 35 mph in the valley and 40 to 45 mph over the higher elevations.
Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon and evening there will be a break with partly sunny to partly cloudy skies. The next storm system will move into the area Saturday evening with showers or periods of rain through Sunday afternoon. Gusty south winds will precede this system and snow levels will be 6000 feet or higher. Monday high pressure will begin to rebuild along the coast.
Weather Outlook for Redding, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, Cottonwood, and Red Bluff
Tonight: Scattered clouds. Min temps 43 to 48. Northwest wind 8 to 16 mph.
Thursday: Increasing clouds with rain. Max temps 60 to 65. Southwest wind 8 to 18 mph.
Thursday Night: Cloudy with showers. Min temps 49 to 54. Light wind.
Monday: Clearing. Max temps 71 to 76. North wind 12 to 22 mph with higher gusts.
Monday Night: Clear. Min temps 50 to 56. Light north wind.
The Old Forecaster