Normal high/ low temperatures for June 15-June 22 (high/low) Redding 93/62, Chico 91/57, Quincy 83/43, Chester 79/42, Susanville 81/46, Grass Valley 81/52, Weaverville 85/44, Mt. Shasta 77/46, Yreka 82/46, Alturas 79/42
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.
Here comes the heat. The strong high pressure ridge is moving over the west and will hold there through the next 7 to 10 days (see map below). Today through Saturday the inland areas of Northern California will be sunny. Temperatures today jump to about 10 degrees above normal. Thursday through Saturday daytime temperatures will be 15 to 20 degrees above normal, breaking records at many locations. Winds will be light except the north end of the valley will see gusty north winds in the mornings becoming light in the afternoon.
Sunday through early next week the high will still be in place but it looks like we may begin to see some subtropical moisture being pulled northward. This could cause afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the mountains. Temperatures will cool a few degrees but still be hot. Winds will be light.
The Old Forecaster