Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday Nov. 4, 2020

 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.  

Much colder weather is on the way.   Today and most of Thursday will be sunny with above normal temperatures.  Winds will be light today with gusty southwest to northwest winds moving over the area Thursday afternoon and evening.  A cold low pressure area is forming in the Gulf of Alaska and will move eastward and then move across Northern California Friday and early Saturday.  Clouds begin to increase late Thursday.  Thursday night and Friday we will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light precipitation over the foothills and mountains and a few light showers in the valley north of Biggs.  Snow levels will be near 5000 feet.  Saturday will be partly cloudy and cool with a few showers over the higher elevations.  Light to moderate west to northwest winds are expected.  

Sunday the low will have moved eastward.  However, another cold low will drop southward from western Canada into Nevada (see map below).  This will keep a few clouds over the north state with scattered light showers over the higher elevations.  Strong and gusty north winds will move into the area Sunday afternoon.

Monday we will see mostly clear skies with a few clouds Tuesday and early Wednesday as a weak frontal system move through.  Temperatures will warm but still be a little below normal.  The gusty north winds will end Monday night.

The Old Forecaster

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