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Storm Tracker Forecast: Cooler with the chance for showers & Thunderstorms this weekend

Cooler temperatures and the potential for showers and thunderstorms are on the way for your weekend. Dry weather and a big warming trend are on the way for next week.

Posted: May 1, 2020 6:33 PM

Friday was anorther mild and very comfortable day across Northern California. Skies were sunny to mostly sunny, temperatures were slightly above average, and Winds were out of the Southwest to around 10mph. High temperatures mostly topped out in the low 80's in the valley, and in the low to mid 70's in the foothills and mountains. Tonight will mostly be mild across our region, but we will have a slight chance for scattered showers in the Northern Mountains.

Low pressure centered in the Gulf of Alaska will be bringing some changes to your weekend forecast. Temperatures will be cooler, winds will be stronger, clouds will be increasing and we'll have the chance for showers and thunderstorms on Saturday. Showers will arrive in the Northern Mountains early to mid day, and then will spread through the valley and Sierra after noon. The best chance for showers will be in areas closest to the Oregon border, with the potential for wet weather diminishing to the South. The heaviest showers are expected to be in higher elevations. The best potential for thunderstorms will be in areas of Shasta County, the Southern Cascades and the Northern Sierra Saturday afternoon and evening. There will also be a slight chance for thunderstorm activity in the foothills. Mid valley areas will have cloudy skies, with a chance for some showers late in the day on Saturday. Winds will be out of the South to around 20mph, with gusts up to around 30mph. Temperatures will start out in the low to mid 50's in the valley and end up in the mid 70's in the afternoons this weekend. Foothill areas can expect low temperatures in the 40's to 50's and high temperatures in the mid to high 60's this weekend. Mountain areas will dip into the 30's to low 40's overnight and will end up in the low ot mid 60's through the weekend. There will still be a chance for some light showers on Sunday, but thunderstorms do not look as likely.

High pressure will be building into Northern California through the week next week. We'll be dry and sunny to mostly sunny on Monday. High temperatures will end up back in the high 70's to low 80's in the valley on Monday afternoon, while foothill and mountain areas end up back in the 60's to 70's. We'll be staying dry with sunny to mostly sunny skies, and a warming trend on the way for next week. Valley areas are currently projected to climb into the mid to high 80's on Wednesday, and into the low to mid 90's late next week.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 333357

Reported Deaths: 7089
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1363573824
Riverside25748550
Orange25255424
San Diego19929422
San Bernardino19502307
Fresno828288
Imperial7977136
Alameda7976148
San Joaquin698870
Kern660198
Santa Clara6542167
Tulare5942152
Sacramento571483
Stanislaus497351
Contra Costa485290
San Francisco459050
Ventura424653
San Mateo4045112
Santa Barbara393131
Marin370232
Kings297039
Monterey279018
Solano207528
Merced188412
Sonoma181916
Placer111411
San Luis Obispo10065
Yolo92928
Madera8938
Santa Cruz5693
Napa5184
Lassen4280
Sutter4034
San Benito3622
Butte3384
El Dorado3070
Shasta2006
Yuba1983
Glenn1760
Humboldt1654
Nevada1631
Mendocino1320
Lake1211
Colusa1130
Tehama1071
Tuolumne730
Calaveras670
Del Norte610
Mono521
Siskiyou410
Amador400
Inyo351
Mariposa321
Plumas190
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 82°
Oroville
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 100° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 82°
Paradise
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 82°
Chester
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 69°
Red Bluff
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 84°
Willows
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 82°
Tuesday was another hot day for northern California, but a slight shift in our weather pattern Wednesday will make it hotter for everyone.
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