Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 2-Nov 9 (high/low) Redding 67/44, Chico 70/42, Quincy 60/29, Chester 56/28, Susanville 57/30, Grass Valley 63/38, Weaverville 62/32, Mt. Shasta 54/32, Yreka 58/31, Alturas 57/24
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 high pressure ridge is over the west but is beginning to weaken. Today through Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a few high clouds. Max temperatures will continue above normal and winds will be light.
Thursday the high pressure ridge shifts westward as a cold low pressure area develops in the Gulf of Alaska and begins to move southward. The track the low will take is close to the coast so moisture will be limited. The cold low pressure trough will pass across Northern California late Thursday and Friday (see map below). Thursday clouds will begin to increase, temperatures will cool, and gusty southwest to northwest winds are expected in the afternoon. Late Thursday and Friday light precipitation is expected over the foothills and mountains with a few light showers in the valley north of Chico. The showers will end Saturday morning as the low continues eastward.
Saturday night high pressure rebuilds along the coast and will hold through the mid part of next week. Skies will be clear and temperatures will warm back to normal by Monday. Strong and gusty north winds will occur Sunday through Tuesday.