Sep 14, 2015 10:05 AM by Cort Klopping
Much cooler temperatures, scattered showers, and strong winds are all ahead for your Monday forecast. Scattered showers have been tracking through areas from Glenn County to the North so far this morning, and the wet weather will continue to spread across the region throughout the day. Thunderstorms will also be possible in the mountains this afternoon and evening. Temperatures have only cooled into the high 60's to low 70's for the valley overnight, and mountain areas are starting out in the low 50's to mid 60's on this Monday morning. Afternoon high temperatures will only climb into the high 70's to low 80's in the valley, and into the mid 70's to around 80 degrees in the mountains. Winds will be a very big factor in the forecast. Valley areas are expecting sustained winds to 15mph out of the South, with gusts up to 30mph. Mountain areas will have sustained winds to 20mph out of the Southwest, with gusts up to around 35mph. Those strong winds will be a problem for fire fighters in the region.
Temperatures will continue to cool over the next 3 days, and the potential for wet weather will linger across the region through Thursday. Valley areas will fall from the high 70's to low 80's this afternoon to mid to high 60's for Wednesday afternoon. Widespread and heavier showers are expected on Wednesday, before dry conditions return for the end of the week. Skies will be sunny by Friday, and temperatures will warm back into the low to mid 90's in the valley this weekend. I hope everyone drives safe on the wet roads, and has a marvelous Monday!