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.
Blog is a little late this morning due to internet issues. This morning's satellite picture (below) show a low pressure area along the Canadian coast moving southward. Clouds from this system are already over Northern California with rain over the northwestern sections of the state. The rain will spread slowly southward with light rain over the foothills, mountains and in the valley north of Red Bluff later today and tonight. Snow levels will be 5000 feet. The precipitation will end over most areas by Sunday morning with snow showers continuing over the Sierras until midday.
Monday through next weekend a strong high pressure ridge will be along and over the west coast (see map below). The north state will have clear skies with above normal daytime temperatures. There will be periods of gusty north winds during this time.
The Old Forecaster