Normal high/ low temperatures for Jan 13-Jan 20 (high/low) Redding 57/37, Chico 55/36, Quincy 46/24, Chester 43/20, Susanville 41/21, Grass Valley 55/33, Weaverville 48/28, Mt. Shasta 45/27, Yreka 44/25, Alturas 42/17
This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a fairly strong low pressure area just off the coast. This low is moving slowly eastward and will bring locally heavy rain and snow to Northern California late tonight and Thursday. Snow levels will 1500 to 2000 feet north and 2500 to 3000 feet south. Strong gusty south winds are expected tonight and early Thursday. The precipitation will turn to showers late Thursday. Friday there will be a few light showers over the mountains with partly sunny skies in the valley.
Saturday a fast moving but weak frontal system will move through the area (see map below) with scattered light showers. Snow levels will be 2000 to 3000 feet. Sunday will be partly cloudy to partly sunny and cool.
Monday afternoon a stronger low pressure trough will approach the coast. This system will bring rain to he area late Monday and Tuesday with showers on Wednesday. Snow levels will rise to 4000 to 5000 feet.
The Old Forecaster
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