Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday May 8, 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

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High pressure is off the coast and will hold there through Friday.  Northern California will be mostly sunny with temperatures 8 to 12 degrees above normal. Winds will be light.

Friday a low pressure area will drop southward from central Nevada and end up over Southern California for the weekend (see map below).  This low may bring a few clouds to areas along the California  Nevada border.   However, the rest of the north state will stay sunny with temperatures cooling a few degrees.  Gusty north winds will occur in some areas.

When you look at the map you notice the high has weakened and shifted eastward.   This weakening and eastward shift is forecast continue through next week and by Tuesday there is a low pressure trough along the coast with the jetstream over the north state.  Models are in agreement on this and if it does verify Tuesday through the end of next week will wetter and cooler than what you would expect for mid May.

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