Storm Tracker Forecast: Chilly morning and cooler afternoon Thanksgiving Day

We have CHILLY temperatures on tap for the start of your Thanksgiving Day and we'll end up a bit cooler with partly cloudy skies this afternoon. A slight chance for light showers will brush through northern California late Thursday night into early Friday morning. Dry weather and a warming trend are ahead from Friday through early next week.

Posted: Nov 25, 2021 5:59 AM

Get ready for a chilly start to your Thanksgiving Day across northern California. High pressure off the coast in the Pacific will keep our region dry, but low pressure tracking into the Pacific Northwest will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies and cooler high temperatures to northern California today. Thin clouds are tracking into northern California early Thursday morning, and will continue to increase through the day. Temperatures are starting out in the 30's to 40's in the valley, upper 30's to low 50's in the foothills, and teens to 20's in our mountain zones this morning. The chilly temperatures are bringing the potential for frost to the valley and mountains early today, so you may need to take an extra minute or two to scrape your windshield on your way out the door. Fog will be possible early today, but the more substantial impacts are being observed to our south around Sacramento. If you're traveling to Sacramento this morning you're going to want to give yourself a bit of extra time to get there due to the poor visibility. Winds will be up to 10mph out of the north early today, but will shift to become out of the southeast this afternoon. High temperatures will top out in the upper 50's to lower 60's in the valley, mid to high 50's in the foothills, and mid 40's to upper 50's in our mountain areas this afternoon. We'll end up mostly cloudy tonight, and models are showing a band of light showers brushing across northern California late tonight. This will likely only result in some light sprinkles briefly falling over our area from around 9pm Thursday through around 3am Friday. These showers will not be heavy enough to bring tavel impacts to our forecast on Friday morning.

The potential for late night and morning fog will increase from Friday through this weekend. High pressure off the coast in the Pacific paired with another ridge off to our east will keep us dry, and will result in a warming trend from Friday through this weekend. Overnight low temperatures will continue to be very chilly, but daytime high temperatures will end up much warmer from late this week through at least early next week. Valley areas will have low temperatures ranging from the upper 30's to mid 40's, and high temperatures ranging from the mid 60's to lower 70's from Friday through early next week. Foothill areas will have lows in the upper 30's to low 50's and high temperatures in the 50's to mid 60's, and mountain areas will have low temperatures in the teens to low 30's and high temperatures in teh 50's to mid 60's from Friday through early next week. We'll have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies over northern California from Friday into Saturday, but we're expecting a return of sunny skies from Sunday through at least Tuesday of next week. Longer range models are keeping us dry through your 7 day forecast, but that is subject to change. Previous models were hinting at the potential for light showers returning to our region next Tuesday, and that may be reintroduced in the next few model runs. We'll continue to track any chance for wet weather on the way, and bring you the latest updates on rain chances if the current model trend changes.

Chico
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 63° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 54°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 63° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 59°
Paradise
Clear
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Hi: 63° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 54°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 58° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 54°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 66° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 54°
Willows
Clear
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Hi: 65° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 54°
Grab your jacket and and give yourself extra time to get where you're going Friday morning. We have brisk temperatures and areas of dense fog across northern California early today. Sunny skies and warm temperatures are ahead for the rest of your Friday and this weekend. Cooling down with the chance for showers early next week.
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