Normal high/ low temperatures for March 23-March 30 (high/low) Redding 67/43, Chico 68/42, Quincy 59/30, Chester 52/26, Susanville 56/30, Grass Valley 60/37, Weaverville 62/32, Mt. Shasta 55/31, Yreka 59/31, Alturas 55/25
A low pressure trough and frontal system are approaching the coast. Ahead of this system clouds are being pulled northward over Northern California. This cloud mass will bring light showers or sprinkles to the area today. The front and trough will move through later tonight and Sunday with more rain. Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet. The rain will turn to showers Sunday afternoon and taper off during the evening. Gusty south to southwest winds will occur in some areas later today.
Monday another frontal system will brush the north end of the state. This system will bring light rain or showers to the higher elevations with isolated light showers in the north end of the valley. Snow levels will be 5000 feet.
Skies will be clearing late Monday and early Tuesday and from late Tuesday through the weekend a high pressure ridge will be along the coast (see map below). Skies will be clear with temperatures 10-15 degrees above normal Thursday through the weekend. Light to moderate north winds will occur Tuesday through midday Friday.
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