Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday March 18, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for March 16-March 23 (high/low) Redding 64/43, Chico 6642, Quincy 57/29, Chester 51/25, Susanville 55/29, Grass Valley 60/37, Weaverville 60/31, Mt. Shasta 54/31, Yreka 58/31, Alturas 54/24
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The low pressure area is now moving inland over Southern California.  Today the north end of the state will be partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered showers.  Thursday we will see partly sunny skies with temperatures back to near normal. 

The next low pressure area will drop southward and remain off the coast.  It was earlier thought that this system would turn eastward and move over Northern California.  However, it now looks like it will drop south and move across Southern California late in the weekend. 

Friday through Sunday the north state should be mostly clear with a few clouds over the mountains.  Daytime temperatures will be a few degrees above normal.  Winds will be light. 

Sunday night another low pressure area will be dropping southward and the models are in pretty good agreement that this system will bring rain to the area Monday and Tuesday with some lingering showers Wednesday.  Snow levels will be 3000 to 3500 feet. 
The Old Forecaster

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