Feb 24, 2016 10:18 AM by Cort Klopping
Partly to mostly sunny skies, modest North winds, and well above average high temperatures are ahead for the north state in your Wednesday forecast. Temperatures are starting out in the mid 40's for the valley this morning, and in the high 20's to mid 30's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the low to mid 70's this afternoon in the valley, and into the mid 50's to mid 60's in the mountains. Winds will be out of the Northwest to around 10mph this afternoon.
The warming trend will continue on Thursday, with an additional 1 to 4 degrees of warming over the projected highs for this afternoon. Mostly sunny to partly sunny skies will be ahead through the end of the week, with only minor cooling on Friday compared to Thursday. There will be a chance for light showers to spread across the Coastal Range, and Northern zones of the state on Friday night into Saturday morning. The wet weather will likely stay North of Red Bluff, and another similar system will be possible on Sunday night into Monday. Temperatures will top out in the mid to high 60's for the valley from Saturday through Monday. Slightly warmer conditions will be ahead for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Models are currently hinting at an increase in the chance for wet weather from the middle to latter part of next week. I hope everyone enjoys the dry and warm conditions ahead through the end of the week, and has a wonderful Wednesday!