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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.

Chico
Partly Cloudy
84° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 82°
Oroville
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 86° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 82°
Paradise
Clear
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Hi: 78° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 82°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 68° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 82°
Red Bluff
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 82°
Willows
Clear
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Hi: 91° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 82°
We had a break from the late spring heat today with clouds and breezes in northern California. Take advantage of tomorrow's fairly seasonable weather, because potentially dangerous heat is only a few days away.
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