Normal high/ low temperatures for Jan 25-Feb 1 (high/low) Redding 56/36, Chico 57/37, Quincy 47/23, Chester 43/20, Susanville 42/21, Grass Valley 54/31, Weaverville 50/28, Mt. Shasta 45/26, Yreka 46/24, Alturas 43/16
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 blog will be updated Tuesday due to the incoming storm.
The main part of the storm has moved east or our area. There will still be a few residual snow showers over the mountains through mid afternoon. Skies will be clearing this evening and tonight will be cold with freezing temperatures in many areas in the north valley.
Clouds begin to increase Tuesday as a strong cold low pressure area approaches the coast. The low will be over Northern California Wednesday and then east of the state Thursday (see map below). Precipitation starts Tuesday night with heavy rain and strong and gusty southeast to southwest winds Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Light to moderate rain will occur Wednesday afternoon with showers Wednesday night and Thursday. Snow levels will be low. Normally in Redding you don't see strong south winds and snow. I have only seen it a couple of times in 45 years. This may be one of those events. Tuesday night and early Wednesday the snow level will be 500 to 1000 feet in the north and 2000 feet south. The snow level will start to rise late Wednesday morning and by Wednesday night be 2500 to 3000 feet north and higher south.
Friday a weaker frontal system will bring light rain or showers to the north state. Saturday looks partly cloudy with showers mainly over the foothills and mountains and then another storm system will bring rain late Sunday and Monday.