Normal high/ low temperatures for June 22-June 29 (high/low) Redding 94/64, Chico 92/58, Quincy 85/43, Chester 80/42, Susanville 83/48, Grass Valley 83/53, Weaverville 88/46, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 85/47, Alturas 81/42
A strong high pressure ridge is now over the western U.S. and will hold there through Saturday. Skies will be mostly clear with some afternoon and evening cumulus clouds over the mountains. Tuesday and Thursday there is a chance of an isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorm over the higher elevations north and east of the valley Daytime temperatures will continue 10 to 12 degrees above normal. Winds will be light until Thursday when gusty north winds will move into the area and continue through early Saturday.
Late Saturday the high pressure ridge will shift back to the west (see map below). The high should stay in this position through at least the mid part of next week.. Skies will still be clear but this will allow temperatures to drop back to near normal. Another round of gusty north winds will start Sunday and continue through early next week.
The Old Forecaster