Saturday, May 5, 2018

Weather Discussion for Saturday May 5, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for April 30-May 7  (high/low) Redding 79/52, Chico 79/49, Quincy 70/36, Chester 65/32, Susanville 66/37, Grass Valley 68/44, Weaverville 73/38, Mt. Shasta 66/38, Yreka 69/37, Alturas 66/32

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 is an an example of why sometimes the infrared satellite picture can be deceiving.  If you look at the picture below it looks like an impressive low pressure area is just off the coast.  However, the clouds are mostly mid and high clouds and the low is moving northeastward and weakening.  Today Northern California will be cloudy with a few light showers or sprinkles on the north coast and near the Oregon border.   

High pressure bounces back over our area Sunday and Monday for sunny skies and above normal temperatures.  Monday some areas in the north valley should reach the 90 degree mark. Tuesday afternoon and early Wednesday a stronger low pressure area will move through (see map below).  This system will bring some clouds with scattered showers and possible thunderstorms over the foothills and mountains with the chance of a sprinkle in the north end of the valley. 

High pressure is back over the area Thursday and will hold there through the weekend...skies will be clear and temperatures will be above normal. 

The Old Forecaster

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