Normal high/ low temperatures for April 12-April 19 (high/low) Redding 72/47, Chico 73/44, Quincy 65/32, Chester 57/28, Susanville 63/34, Grass Valley 62/39, Weaverville 67/35, Mt. Shasta 59/35, Yreka 64/35, Alturas 60/29
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The low pressure area is over Nevada. Today the areas along and east of the Sierra Nevada Crest will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated showers. Temperatures will be below normal and gusty northeast to east winds will occur. The areas west of the crest will see mostly sunny skies with a few clouds. Temperatures will be near or a little above normal and gusty northeast winds are expected.
Thursday the low will begin to move eastward and a high pressure ridge reforms over the coast. This ridge will continue to get stronger through the weekend (see map below). The north state will see clear skies and warmer temperatures. The Redding and Red Bluff areas could reach the 90 degree mark by Sunday and Monday. The northeast winds will decrease early Thursday with a return of moderate north winds Friday and Saturday.
The high will weaken little next week. This will allow some cooling but we will still be dry.
The Old Forecaster