Saturday, May 12, 2018

Weather Discussion for Saturday May 12, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for May 7-May 14  (high/low) Redding 81/53, Chico 81/49, Quincy 72/36, Chester 67/33, Susanville 69/39, Grass Valley 70/44, Weaverville 76/38, Mt. Shasta 68/38, Yreka 72/38, Alturas 67/33

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.

Interesting and different weather pattern for the next week.   This morning there is a cutoff or closed low over Nevada.   This low will remain stationary for the next several days.   Late Monday and Tuesday another cutoff or closed low will form off the coast (see map below).   The Nevada low will dissipate as this low forms and the moisture from the Nevada low will be pulled into the off shore low.  The low will slowly move eastward and be east of our area by next weekend.  

Weathewise today there will be clouds and a few showers and thunderstorms east of the Sierra Cascade Crest.  The rest of the state will be mostly sunny with above normal temperatures.  Sunday there will be afternoon and evening thunderstorms over Modoc, eastern Siskiyou, eastern Lassen, eastern Plumas and eastern Nevada counties.  Partly to mostly sunny elsewhere with cooler temperatures. Monday through Thursday the afternoon and evening thunderstorms will spread back to the west.   During this time afternoon and evening thunderstorms are expected over the foothills and mountains.   There will be a chance of isolated thunderstorms in the valley Tuesday through Thursday.

Friday and Saturday the thunderstorm threat moves back up in the higher elevations mainly north and east of the valley.  

Temperatures Monday through Saturday will be near normal. 

The Old Forecaster

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