Today we've had a pleasant break from the windy, unsettled weather in northern California, but that will change tonight. The mountains will have another cold night, and the valley will have more wind and fire danger Thursday. A small disturbance passed over northern California late last night and this morning, yielding only light amounts of rain and mountain snow. Our sky is clearing, and the mountains will have another cold morning. Trinity County is under a Freeze Warning. Lows tonight will range from the 10s and 20s in the mountains to the 30s and 40s in the foothills and valley. Thursday will be mostly sunny and warmer, but windy in the valley. Highs will range from the 50s and 60s in the mountains to the 70s in the valley.
As a result of the stronger wind, the valley and foothills will be under another Red Flag Warning most of Thursday with wind gusts up to 40 mph and very dry air. A ridge of high pressure will bring quieter, brighter and warmer weather Friday and Saturday. A fast-moving trough of low pressure will arrive Sunday with more clouds, wind and a few showers. We'll have another break Monday and early Tuesday before another Pacific storm tries to deliver a better chance of showers with more breezes by next Wednesday. Valley lows will range from the 40s to the lower 50s through the middle of next week, while valley highs will climb from the lower and mid 70s to the lower 80s by Saturday before cooling to the lower 70s next Wednesday.