Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec 24-Dec 31 (high/low) Redding 54/34, Chico 53/35, Quincy 44/24, Chester 40/20, Susanville 40/21, Grass Valley 52/31, Weaverville 45/28, Mt. Shasta 42/25, Yreka 43/24, Alturas 41/17
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A low pressure area and frontal system is moving into the Pacific Northwest, while off the coast high pressure is beginning to build or push northward. The Pac NW system will bring some clouds and isolated light showers, later today and Thursday, to the areas near the Oregon border and along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest.
The high pressure ridge will be off the coast through the end of the year (see map below). The north state will be mostly sunny with a few clouds from storms moving by to our north. There will periods of gusty north winds. Winds sheltered valleys will see cold temperatures tonight through Friday night.
It looks like the high pressure ridge will break down around the 4th of Jan.
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