Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 25-Dec 2 (high/low) Redding 59/38, Chico 60/38, Quincy 51/26, Chester 46/24, Susanville 47/25, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 51/31, Mt. Shasta 47/28, Yreka 49/27, Alturas 48/21
This blog will issue this Friday due to incoming Saturday storm.
The low pressure area is now over Southern Oregon and Northern California. It will wobble around that area and just off the coast through Thursday morning and them move eastward. Today through Thursday morning there will be scattered showers over the foothills and mountains, with isolated showers in the valley. Snow levels will be 1000 to 1500 feet Redding northward and 2000 to 2500 feet to the south. Gusty south winds will continue in some areas until late afternoon. Thursday afternoon the showers will be mostly over the areas east of the Sacramento Valley. Tonight freezing temperatures will occur in some areas of the north valley. Colder weather is expected Thursday night and Friday morning The north valley will be in the mid to upper 20s.
Friday skies will be partly sunny with a few clouds over the mountains. There could be a few snow flurries east of the Sierra Cascade Crest.
Saturday the next low pressure area approaches the coast (see map below). This low is coming from the west but will be pulling moisture up from the southwest ahead of it. This means it will be a much warmer storm. However, once again we might be dealing with cold trapped air from Redding northward and in the mountain valleys. This means snow levels very low initially then rising rapidly Sunday. Look for precipitation to start late Saturday afternoon and continue on and off through Tuesday. Snow levels Saturday night and early Sunday 500 to 1000 feet Redding northward and 2000 to 3000 feet elsewhere. Snow levels rising to 5000 to 6000 feet by midday Sunday.
The Old Forecaster
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