Normal high and low temperatures for Aug 29-Sept 5 (high/low)...Redding 95/61, Chico 93/57, Quincy 86/39, Chester 82/41, Susanville 84/47, Grass Valley 85/53, Weaverville 91/45, Mt. Shasta 82/46, Yreka 87/48, Alturas 84/39
This blog will be issued every Monday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.
This morning's satellite picture (below) shows the low pressure trough off the Canadian coast developing. It also shows moisture from Hurricane Madeline is being pulled northeastward over Northern California. The low pressure trough will continue to deepen southward and will be along the coast through Thursday (see map below). However, we still have a very dry airmass over the north state...so while the sat picture and map look promising I am not expecting a lot of rain.
Today will be partly cloudy to partly sunny with temperatures a little cooler. Gusty south winds will occur this afternoon. Tuesday we see partly cloudy skies with a few showers and thunderstorms over Trinity, Siskiyou, Shasta, Modoc, and Lassen counties. There is a slight chance of showers in the valley north of Red Bluff. Temperatures will cool and gusty south winds will occur in the afternoon.
Wednesday and Thursday there will still be few clouds over the higher elevations north of Redding with isolated light showers possible. The rest of the north state will be partly to mostly sunny with temperatures 5 to 10 degrees below normal. Light to moderate south to southwest winds will occur in the afternoons.
Friday the trough shifts eastward. Friday through the weekend we will be sunny with temperatures back to near normal by Sunday. Gusty north winds are expected.
The Old Forecaster