Quiet and warm weather for our area today, but it's going to get more active for the second half of the week as a trough dives south toward California. We can expect gusty wind as well as rain and snow showers in the mountains. Frost Advsiories and Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for Wed AM and Wed PM/Thu AM for Trinity County and for the Sierra, foothills and plateau respectively. Tonight will be mostly clear and fairly quiet, but colder for the mountains. Lows will range from the 30s and 40s in the mountains to the upper 40s and 50s for the valley and foothills. Wednesday will be mostly clear and cooler with gusty wind developing in the afternoon and evening. Highs will range from lower 60s ot upper 70s.
The storm which will bring this unsettled weather will sit over Nevada through the weekend, but we won't get much rain to show for it. Our weather will be quieter and warmer by early next week. The wind won't be quite as strong Thursday through Saturday, but it will still be breezy at times. Showers will still be possible over the mountains during that time, but the valley will receive little to no precipitation, just a return of below-average daytime highs for a few days. Another ridge may bring more warmth, weaker wind and more sun by late Sunday through next Tuesday, but that could change between then and now. Valley highs will dip to the lower 70s on Thursday before rising back to the mid and upper 80s next week.