Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 18-Nov 25 (high/low) Redding 61/39, Chico 63/39, Quincy 53/28, Chester 47/26, Susanville 48/27, Grass Valley 58/35, Weaverville 54/30, Mt. Shasta 50/29, Yreka 51/28, Alturas 49/22
The low pressure area is now over the California/Nevada border and is dropping southeastward. The low be will off the Southern California coast later today and them move eastward late Thursday and Friday. There will be some clouds today and Thursday along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest with a few light showers possible in the Tahoe area. The rest of the north state will be mostly clear through Friday. Temperatures will be cooling but still a little above normal. Strong and gusty northeast winds will occur today and tonight but will begin to decrease Thursday morning and should be gone by afternoon. Winds will be light Friday.
Saturday and Sunday we will have sunny skies with temperatures a few degrees above normal. Winds will be light.
Monday and early Tuesday a low pressure trough will move through the Pacific Northwest (see map below). The southern end of this system will bring clouds to the north state with a few light showers over the areas north of Redding and Modoc and Lassen counties. Temperatures will cool with gusty southwest to northwest winds Monday afternoon.
The models show a stronger a colder low pressure trough moving through our area late Tuesday and Wednesday. This system could bring showers to much of the north state.
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