Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Weather Discussion for Wednesday April 18, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for April 16-April 23  (high/low) Redding 72/48, Chico 74/45, Quincy 66/33, Chester 59/29, Susanville 63/34, Grass Valley 63/40, Weaverville 68/35, Mt. Shasta 60/ 35, Yreka 65/35, Alturas 62/30

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A low pressure area is off the coast and is moving southeastward.   This system will move inland over Central California later today and tonight.  Northern California will have a few light showers mainly over the foothills and mountains with isolated showers in the valley.  Snow levels will be 5000 feet.  The showers will end tonight with clearing skies early Thursday.  

Thursday afternoon through the mid part of next week high pressure will be along the west coast (see map below).   The north state will be mostly sunny with temperatures running 6 to 12 degrees above normal by the weekend.  Gusty north winds are expected Thursday and Friday. 

It looks like a closed or cutoff low pressure area will develop off the coast late next week.   This would increase the chance of showers and thunderstorms. 

The Old Forecaster

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