First storm of Fall is on the way

Sep 23, 2014 9:18 PM by Kris Kuyper

Tuesday was a warm and hazy day around the North State, as smoke from the King Fire near Placerville once again drifted into the North State. South winds will be increasing a bit over the next day ahead of an incoming Fall storm, which should help clear out the air somewhat. Thursday's rain should help a lot with that.

This front will bring rain into Trinity & Siskiyou counties Wednesday, and it could be up to 1" to 2"! Great news for the firefighters working the Happy Camp Complex fire in Siskiyou County. The rest of us in the North State will notice increasing clouds (and slightly cooling temperatures) but mostly dry conditions... there's a slight chance of an afternoon shower in Redding Wednesday, but elsewhere should be dry. The rain will move into the far north end of the Valley and the Cascades by Wednesday evening. The rest of us will see the rain arrive Thursday morning.

At this point, it's looking like Redding could see around 1/3" of rain, while Chico will be closer to 1/10". The Ridge could see 1/4" to 1/3" of rain as well.

We should dry up Friday in the Valley, but scattered showers will last in the Sierra through Saturday. Temperatures will be slow to recover as the front/low slowly moves east.

We'll see warmer temperatures return next week as high pressure slowly returns.


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