Saturday, March 10, 2018

Weather Discussion for Saturday March 10, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for March 4-March 11  (high/low) Redding 63/41, Chico 63/41, Quincy 56/28, Chester 49/25, Susanville 52/29, Grass Valley 57/37, Weaverville 58/31, Mt. Shasta 53/ 31, Yreka 55/29 Alturas 51/24

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.

This morning's satellite picture below shows a low pressure area with lots of clouds headed toward Southern California.  This system will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies to Northern California today with scattered light showers over the mountains.  Snow levels will be 6000 feet or higher.  Sunday we will see sunny skies with above normal temperatures and light wind. 

Clouds increase Monday as a low pressure area approaches the coast.  Scattered light rain or showers are expected by Monday afternoon.  Monday night and Tuesday this low will move across Northern California with light to moderate rain and gusty south winds.  Snow levels will be around 5000 feet.  There will be a brief break between storms early Wednesday.

Rain starts up again Wednesday afternoon and the next low pressure area nears the coast (see map below).  This system will bring moderate to locally heavy precipitation and gusty south winds to the north state Wednesday night and Thursday.  Snow levels will be 3000 to 3500 feet north and 4000 to 4500 feet south.  Partly cloudy to cloudy skies Friday with scattered showers.  

The low will be east of the area Saturday and we will see sunny skies with light to moderate north winds. 

The Old Forecaster

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