We are still seeing the battle between storms moving across the Pacific and the high pressure area to our east. This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a series of frontal systems moving across the Pacific with one over Northern California...it also shows high pressure to our east and south. The storm will move slowly across Northern California today and tonight. It will bring light to moderate precipitation to the coastal and northern mountains and the north end of the valley. However, the valley south of Chico, the Sierras from Plumas county southward and the Bay area will only see a few light showers. Snow levels will be above 6000 feet. Light to moderate south winds will occur today.
Friday we will be between systems. The coast, Trinity and Siskiyou counties will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated light showers. The rest of the north state will be partly to mostly sunny with near normal temperatures and light winds.
Late Friday the next storm system approaches coast and will move across the area late Friday and Saturday. This will be a stronger and windier system and will bring light to moderate rain to all of the north state Saturday. Snow levels will continue 6000 feet or higher. Winds will gust to 35 to 40 mph in the valley and 50 to 60 mph over the higher elevations Saturday.
The precipitation will end Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon and Monday we will see partly to mostly sunny skies. The map below shows another weak storm moving through the area Tuesday and Wednesday. This system should bring rain to the north end of the state with a chance of showers from Redding southward.
Weather Outlook for Redding, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, Cottonwood, and Red Bluff