Saturday, May 1, 2021

Weather Discussion for Saturday May 1, 2021

 Normal high/ low temperatures for April 26-May 3 (high/low) Redding 77/50, Chico 76/48, Quincy 68/34, Chester 62/31, Susanville 65/35, Grass Valley 66/42, Weaverville 71/36, Mt. Shasta 64/36, Yreka 68/36, Alturas 63/31

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. 

A low pressure trough and frontal system will pass through Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest later today and early Sunday.  This system will bring a few clouds to our area and there could be a light showers near the Oregon Border.  Skies will be clear Sunday.  Temperatures today and Sunday will be a little cooler but still above normal.  Gusty north winds will move into the area this evening and continue through Sunday.

Monday through Wednesday high pressure will be back over the west coast.  Skies will be sunny and daytime temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees above normal.  Winds will be light.

Thursday afternoon and Friday another low pressure area will pass through the Pacific Northwest (see map below).  This system will bring some clouds to the area with a few showers mainly over the mountains.  Temperatures will cool to slightly below normal by Friday.  Locally gusty south winds will precede this system. 

Saturday through Monday high pressure is back over the west and we will see more sunny skies....above normal temperatures and gusty north winds. 

The Old Forecaster
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