Normal high/ low temperatures for Jan 6-Jan 13 (high/low) Redding 54/36, Chico 53/35, Quincy 45/23, Chester 41/20, Susanville 40/21, Grass Valley 53/32, Weaverville 47/28, Mt. Shasta 44/27, Yreka 43/24, Alturas 41/15
Looks like we will gradually see a change in our large scale weather pattern. Over the next week the high pressure ridge will shift further off the coast. We will see a series of fast moving fronts brush the north state with light precipitation and by next week colder and stronger storms will hit the area (see map below).
A low pressure trough is along the coast and moving eastward. The first band of clouds and light showers went through last night with a stronger band of rain expected today and early Thursday. Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet. The showers will end by midday Thursday and skies will be clearing.
Late Friday another weak system will reach the coast and will bring light rain and showers to the area late Friday through midday Saturday. Snow levels remain between 4000 and 5000 feet. Sunday night and Monday another weak system will move through with showers and the snow level near 4000 feet.
Late Monday through midweek a stronger colder low pressure trough will be along the coast and will be sending bands of clouds and rain across the north state. Snow levels will drop to 2500 to 3000 feet by midweek.
The Old Forecaster
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