Normal high/ low temperatures for Feb 24-March 2 (high/low) Redding 62/41, Chico 63/40, Quincy 53/27, Chester 48/24, Susanville 49/26, Grass Valley 57/35, Weaverville 57/30, Mt. Shasta 50/28, Yreka 53/28, Alturas 48/22
High pressure will keep things sunny through Friday with daytime temperatures 12 to 18 degrees above normal. Winds will be light.
Saturday the high moves slightly back to the west and this allows a low pressure trough to drop southward along the Canadian coast (see map below). This trough will pass across Northern California late Saturday and Sunday with a some clouds and a few showers over the higher elevations. Temperatures will cool back to normal or a few degrees below by Sunday. Gusty southwest to northwest winds are expected Saturday afternoon with strong and gusty north winds Sunday.
Monday high pressure is back along the coast. Monday through the end of the week skies will be mostly clear. Daytime temperature will be back above normal. Strong and gusty north winds will continue through Tuesday.
The Old Forecaster
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