Normal high/ low temperatures for Feb 10-Feb 17 (high/low) Redding 60/40, Chico 61/38, Quincy 51/26, Chester 47/23, Susanville 46/24, Grass Valley 56/35, Weaverville 54/30, Mt. Shasta 48/28, Yreka 50/27, Alturas 46/20
The mid and high clouds currently over Northern California are from a low pressure area and frontal system that is over western Canada (see satellite pic below). This system is moving southeastward and will keep the northstate partly cloudy to cloudy through Sunday. There could be a few light showers over the higher elevations. Temperatures will be near normal and winds will be light southerly. Monday will be partly to mostly sunny with temperatures a few degrees above normal. Gusty north winds are expected.
Tuesday through Saturday the weather pattern will slightly change. The high pressure ridge will moe a little westward. The jetstream will split (see map below) as it approaches the coast with the main branch still to our north. However, the southern branch will put a weak low pressure area off the Central and Southern California coast. The north state will see partly sunny skies with a few mid and high clouds at times from the off shore low. Temperatures will remain slightly above normal and winds will be light.
Another relatively dry low pressure trough could brush the north end of the state next Sunday and Monday.
The Old Forecaster
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