Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-30-Jan 6 (high/low) Redding 54/35, Chico 53/34, Quincy 44/22, Chester 40/18, Susanville 39/19, Grass Valley 53/31, Weaverville 46/27, Mt. Shasta 44/26, Yreka 43/23, Alturas 40/15
We will be under a weather pattern like the one shown on this morning's satellite picture and the forecast map below for the next 7 to 10 days. The high pressure area will be to our west but still close enough to force the main part of the low pressure troughs and frontal systems into western Canada and the Pacific Northwest with the southern end of the system brushing the north end of California.
The system moving through today will bring clouds to the north state with light rain or showers along the north coast and coastal mountains over the areas north of Redding. Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.
Thursday and most of Friday we will see partly to mostly clear skies with slightly above normal temperatures.. Light to moderate north winds will occur. Late Friday and Saturday another weak front will move through with light rain and showers on the north coast, coastal mountains and areas from Redding northward. Snow levels will be 5000 feet.
Sunday through Monday we will be back to mostly clear skies with some clouds at times from the systems going by to the north. Late Tuesday and Wednesday another weak front will brush the area with a precipitation pattern similar to today's and Saturday's.
The Old Forecaster
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