Foggy Start To Thursday

Feb 18, 2015 9:30 PM by Kris Kuyper

It was a foggy start to our day in the Valley on Wednesday. With light winds... we can expect more fog again early Thursday.

North winds that were blowing early in the week and drying us out finally shut down, and allowed fog to form early Wednesday morning in the Sacramento Valley. With the winds again light, high pressure overhead, and humidity creeping back up, we can expect fog to re-form again overnight. It should extend from near Red Bluff southward to the San Joaquin Valley, and burn off before noon... being thick in places around sunrise. It will keep our high temperatures a bit cooler than they've been recently.

The mountains were relatively fog-free (except near Quincy and along the Trinity River Valley), and that allowed Mt. Shasta City, Burney and Alturas to all set new record high temperatures on Wednesday. Thursday looks almost as warm!

A potent but relatively dry storm will drop southward from the Pacific Northwest into northern California by Friday, and linger into next week. While it won't bring us rain (or even much in the way of clouds), it will cool us down closer to average for this time of year, and kick up a breezy north wind. This wind will dry us out, and prevent fog from forming in the future. Both Friday and Saturday should see north winds gusts 10 to 25 mph.

We should still see slightly above average temperatures next week. Models are indicating rain could return the following weekend, however.


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