Dec 31, 2015 10:17 AM by Cort Klopping
Valley frost, limited mountain fog, sunny skies, and dry conditions are ahead for your New Years Eve forecast. Very cold conditions have been able to settle into the north state overnight as a lack of cloud cover has allowed any heat from yesterday to escape. Valley areas are starting out anywhere between the high 20's in Chico to low 40's in Redding. North winds have helped to keep some areas a little warmer this morning. Mountain areas fell into the single digits to mid 20's overnight. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the high 40's to low 50's, and mountain areas will be in the mid 20's to low 40's. Winds will be out of the North from 10 to 15mph. Frost will be a major impact this morning. Drivers are urged to give yourself a few extra minutes to scrape your windshields, and take your time to get to where you're going this morning.
The dry and cold conditions are expected to persist through the weekend. Temperatures will not change much over the next 5 days, but overnight low temperatures will be a bit warmer as clouds return to the north state on Sunday. The potential for wet weather arrives on Monday and will last through at least the middle of next week. The influx of moisture will help to keep low temperatures a bit higher, but afternoon high temperatures will continue to be cold. I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year, and a great Thursday!
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