Normal high/ low temperatures for May 3-May 10 (high/low) Redding 79/53, Chico 79/49, Quincy 70/37, Chester 65/33, Susanville 68/38, Grass Valley 68/44, Weaverville 74/39, Mt. Shasta 66/38, Yreka 70/39, Alturas 65/33
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.
High pressure continues blocking any weather systems from reaching our area. Today through Wednesday will be sunny with temperatures above normal. Gusty north winds will occur today and Tuesday.
Thursday and early Friday a low pressure trough will pass through Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest (see map below). This system will be relatively dry but could trigger some mountains showers over the areas north of Redding. Temperatures will cool to near normal Thursday and Friday. Gusty southwest to northwest winds are expected.
Saturday through early next week high pressure will be back over the west. Look for a return of clear skies and above normal temperatures. Gusty north winds will occur Saturday and Sunday.
The Old Forecaster