Storm Tracker Forecast: Dry & windy up ahead

We'll be dry and warm the next few days with strong winds Monday-Tuesday. We'll cool gradually through the week with a chance of showers Friday.

Posted: Jan 16, 2021 6:42 PM

Saturday has been a fantastic day in the 70s and quite sunny for most. We'll cool off into the low-50s in the valley tonight with mostly clear skies, winds remain light.

A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for the valley and a part of the Sierra mountians (not the foothills) from Sunday night to Tuesday night. In the valley winds will be sustained at 25-35 mph from the north to east with wind gusts as high as 40-50 mph. Sierra mountain regions could see winds sustained 30-45 mph with winds gusting up to 75 mph in some locations. This will cause difficult driving conditions, especially for high profile vehicles. Downed powerlines and trees will also be possible. Keep loose yard objects and trash cans secure.

The strong winds are coming from a dry inside-slider low pressure system which will move south from canada into southern California to our east and south.

This dry, windy weather will not cause huge fire concerns in our region. It will, however, dry out fuels. With our below average rain fall and a dry forecast, fire danger could become a concern if we receive no significant rain by February.

We'll keep mostly sunny to sunny skies through Thursday with highs gradually cooling after Sunday. Sunday we'll see mid-70s for highs. Upper-60s on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is this Monday. Mid-60s for highs by Tuesday. Highs cooler in the mid-50s by Friday.

Showers will be possible Friday though I don't think the chance for significant rain is great.

Full sunshine returns by Saturday.

Chico
Partly Cloudy
84° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 81°
Oroville
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 81°
Paradise
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 81°
Chester
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 80°
Red Bluff
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 80°
Willows
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 81°
A RED FLAG WARNING remains in place through Tuesday with soaring heat during the middle of next week.
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