This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.
Today will be the 17th consecutive day that Redding will at or above 100 degrees. Redding has be at or above 100, 28 days this year...we average approximately 40 days a year.
The high pressure ridge is still holding over the west. Today and Sunday the inland areas of the north state will be 4 to 8 degrees above normal with light to moderate southerly winds in the afternoon.
Monday the high pressure area will shift a little eastward and hold there through Thursday (see map below). Temperatures will start to cool Monday and by Wednesday should be down to about normal. Redding could drop to 97 to 99 and break the 100 string. Winds will be light.
Friday the high backs up over the west again and we will see a return of above normal temperatures for the weekend.
The Old Forecaster.