Monday, May 6, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday May 6, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for May 6-May 13  (high/low) Redding 80/52, Chico 80/49, Quincy 71/37, Chester 66/33, Susanville 69/39, Grass Valley 70/45, Weaverville 75/39, Mt. Shasta 67/38, Yreka 72/38, Alturas 68/33

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

The current weather pattern we are under shows little signs of changing.   Today high pressure is off the coast and a weak upper level low pressure area is over Southern California.   There will be some afternoon cumulus clouds today over the mountains with the chance of an isolated thunderstorm..  The valley stay mostly sunny.  Temperatures will be slightly above normal..  

Tuesday through Friday the high pressure ridge will be off the coast.  The northstate will be sunny with some afternoon mountain cumulus.   Temperatures will slowly warm to near 10 degrees above normal by Friday.  Winds will be light Tuesday and Wednesday with increasing north winds Thursday and Friday.

Another weak upper level low pressure area will form over Southern California by the weekend (see map below).  This could trigger some afternoon thunderstorms over the mountains east of the valley.  Temperatures will cool a few degrees.

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