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Storm Tracker Forecast: Dry & very windy through Wednesday

Warm and windy weather is ahead for your Tuesday. Cooler temperatures and even stronger winds are ahead for your Wednesday. Mostly dry and mild weather is ahead for the end of this week.

Posted: Feb 23, 2021 6:06 AM

Grab those sunglasses, dress for anorther day of above average temperatures, and be prepared for stronger winds across northern California in your Tuesday forecast. High pressure off the coast in the Pacific is still the dominant feature in our forecast, but low pressure tracking over the top of that ridge will bring some modest changes today. Skies are clearing again this morning after some thin clouds brushed across our region last night. Temperatures are hovering in the 40's to 50's in the valley and foothills, and in the 20's to lower 40's in our mountain areas to start the day. Winds are already picking up early this morning, and we've seen gusts up to around 40mph in some of our canyon areas early today. We'll have sustained winds up to 25mph out of the north, and could see gusts up to around 40mph possible today. This is just shy of the criteria for a wind advisory, but that is expected to change on Wednesday. Skies will be sunny to mostly sunny this afternoon. High temperatures are projected to range from the low to mid 70's in the valley, upper 50's to upper 60's in the foothills, and in teh upper 40's to lower 60's in out mountain areas this afternoon.

High pressure is staying parked of the coast in the Pacific and will interact with an area of low pressure dropping down to our east from the Pacific Northwest tonight through Wednesday. This will result in increasing winds ahead in your Wednesday forecast, and a Wind Advisory has been issued for the valley from 10am through 10pm Wednesday. Sustained winds up to 30mph out of the north, with gusts up to around 50mph will be possible. Temperatures will be warm again on Wednesday morning, but high temperatures are expected to drop by around 5 to 10 degrees in our region. Skies will continue to be sunny to mostly sunny. The low pressure to our east moves further east on Thursday, and high pressure will rebuild for the remainder of the week. This will result in dry weather, above average temperatures, and sunny to mostly sunny skies for most of our region late this week and into your weekend. The excecption will be for our higher elevations closest to the Oregon and Nevada borders, where we could see a chance for light showers on Friday night and Saturday. This will be from areas of low pressure tracking through the Pacific Northwest, and sliding south to our east. Gusty north winds can be expected again on Saturday, but they are not expected to be as strong as Wednesday. We'll finally see a little cooling trend, and the potential for showers returning early next week. Models are split, but most agree the potential for wet weather will become better from Monday into Tuesday.

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CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118754221106
Riverside2891853749
San Bernardino2853342673
Orange2603483889
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1098411765
Kern102627811
Fresno947941412
Sacramento929441464
Alameda800881224
Ventura77238834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55775944
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38763515
San Francisco34061398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano29968164
Merced28915395
Sonoma27954298
Imperial26843589
Kings21951218
Placer19713231
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15390209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12760185
Shasta10944174
Butte10915160
El Dorado9095100
Napa897668
Sutter884597
San Benito574359
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada393274
Mendocino379643
Amador344441
Humboldt316033
Lake313440
Glenn221023
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3947
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 35°
Oroville
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 38°
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 35°
Red Bluff
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 39°
Red Bluff
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 39°
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 35°
After plenty of morning clouds, we had plentiful sunshine this afternoon with weaker wind and warmer highs. The clear sky and light wind will lead to a chillier start Friday morning, and we'll have a breezy and mild Friday before more changes arrive.
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