Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Feb 3-Feb 10 (high/low) Redding 60/37, Chico 59/38, Quincy 50/26, Chester 48/23, Susanville 45/22, Grass Valley 55/34, Weaverville 53/29, Mt. Shasta 48/27, Yreka 49/26, Alturas 46/19
This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring

The mostly dry weather pattern will continue for at least the next week.  The high pressure ridge remains off the coast with the jetstream (storm track)  arching over the top of it and then dropping southward into western Canada. 

Today through midday Saturday Northern California will mostly sunny with some high cloudiness from the storms moving by to our north and east.  Temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees above normal through Friday and then cool a little on Saturday.  Winds will be light until Saturday afternoon when southwest to northwest winds will increase. 

Late Saturday and Sunday a low pressure area will drop  southward along the California/Nevada border and end up over Southern California (see map below).  We will see a few clouds from this system with isolated light showers over the higher elevations.  Temperatures will drop back to below normal Sunday.  Gusty north to northeast winds expected Sunday.

Monday will be sunny with below normal temperatures.  Gusty north to northeast winds will continue.  Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday another low pressure area will drop southward across the north state.  This system will also bring a few showers to the  higher elevations.  Temperatures will cool and gusty north winds are expected.

The Old Forecaster

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