Normal high and low temperatures for May 2-May 9 (high/low)...Redding 78/53, Chico 79/49, Quincy 71/36, Chester 65/33, Susanville 68/38, Grass Valley 69/44, Weaverville 74/38, Mt. Shasta 66/38, Yreka 70/38, Alturas 66/33
This blog will be issued every Monday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.
Yesterday afternoon I sat outside and watched an impressive thunderstorm with heavy rain and hail. We received over an inch of rain. However because of the movement of the cell it never got to east Redding and the Redding airport stayed dry.
The low pressure area is now moving into Central California. It eastward movement will be be very slow and the counter clockwise flow around the low will keep the showers and thunderstorms moving across Northern California. Today through midday Saturday all of the north state will see scattered showers and thunderstorms. Saturday afternoon and Sunday there will still be a chance of showers over the areas east of the valley, with partly sunny to partly cloudy skies elsewhere. Monday through the end of next week high pressure will be back along the coast. (see map below). Northern California will be mostly sunny with temperatures 5 to 10 degrees above normal. Winds will be light.
Note on the map below there is a closed low well to our west. This low could be close enough to the coast to give us more showers by next weekend.
The Old Forecaster