Mar 17, 2016 10:52 AM by Cort Klopping
Well above average temperatures, and sunny skies are ahead for the north state today. Temperatures are starting out in the mid 40's to mid 50's in the valley this morning (Redding briefly dipped into the mid 50's before returning to the low 60's early this morning) for the valley, and in the mid 20's to high 30's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures will range in the mid to high 70's in the valley, and in the 60 to 70 degree range in the mountains. Winds will be out of the North from 10 to 15mph.
The warm and dry trend will continue for Friday, and most of Saturday. Temperatures will stay in the high 60's to mid 70's in the valley through Saturday, with a sharp drop in temperatures expected for Sunday, and Monday. The potential for showers will return to the Northern Mountains as early as Saturday afternoon, but most of the region will stay dry until Sunday. Mostly cloudy skies, cooler temperatures, and light showers will be ahead for Sunday. Heavier rain and snow looks likely on Monday. Snow levels are expected to dip below pass levels late Sunday night into Monday. Temperatures will only climb into the high 50's to low 60's in the valley on Sunday. Amounts do not look extremely impressive, but valley areas could get between a half an inch to an inch from Saturday night through Tuesday.
Dry weather returns to the region on Tuesday, and temperatures will warm back into the mid 60''s by Wednesday. The middle of next week looks to be partly cloudy but dry. I hope everyone enjoys the warm and sunny conditions ahead for St. Patrick's Day, and has a great Thursday!
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