Normal high/ low temperatures for May31-June 7 (high/low) Redding 86/59, Chico 86/56, Quincy 78/41, Chester 73/39, Susanville 75/44, Grass Valley 76/50, Weaverville 81/44, Mt. Shasta 72/44, Yreka 77/45, Alturas 73/40
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 that is along and over the west coast will slowly weaken. Today through Saturday the north state will be sunny with temperatures cooling to 10 to 15 degrees above normal by Saturday. Winds will be light nights and mornings and southerly in the afternoon.
Sunday the ridge will shift continue to weaken as a low pressure trough sets up just off the Canadian and Pacific Northwest coasts (see map below). The trough will remain along the coast through Tuesday. There is not a lot of moisture associated with this trough. Monday and Tuesday there will be some afternoon and evening cumulus clouds with isolated showers or thunderstorms possible over the higher elevations, north of Redding. Temperatures will be normal or slightly below normal.
Wednesday the high pressure ridge is back over the west coast for a return of hot weather.
The Old Forecaster