The potential for scattered showers is lingering across the northern portions of our region tonight, but dry and much warmer weather is ahead in your late week forecast. The potential for sprinkles will sag as far South as Redding but showers are expected to be confined to mountain areas of Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, and Modoc Counties. Skies will be mostly cloudy tonight and winds will continue to be breezy out of the North. There will be a slight chance for some showers in the Northern Mountains for the start of your Thursday. We'll start out with warm temperatures for your Thursday morning and end up with well above average temperatures for your afternoon. Low temperatures will dip into the mid to high 40's in the valley and into the 20's to 30's in the mountains. High temperatures will top out in the mid 60's to low 70's in the valley and will end up in the low to mid 50's in the mountains. Winds will be out of the North to around 15mph with gusts up to around 25mph possible through the day. Skies will start out cloudy but will be clearing into your afternoon. Partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies are expected for your afternoon hours.
Skies will be partly cloudy to mostly clear for the start of your Friday. North winds should keep fog from forming in our area, but valley areas to the South may have visibility issues on Friday morning. Temperatures are expected to be within a couple of degrees of what we'll have on Thursday in your Friday forecast. Skies will become partly to mostly cloudy through your Saturday, but dry weather will persist. Temperatures are expected to be slightly cooler for your Saturday afternoon, but will still be well above average. There will be a chance for some showers returning to the Northern Mountains late Saturday night, and then mountain showers will be possible for the Sierra as well on Sunday. There will be a very slight chance for a shower sagging into the valley on Super Bowl Sunday. The more widespread change in your Sunday forecast will be a drop in temperatures. Valley areas will dip back into the mid 50's for Sunday afternoon.
Clearing skies, cooler temperatures and gusty North winds are ahead for the start of next week. Valley areas are expecting low temperatures in the low to mid 30's on Monday and high temperatures in the low to mid 50's. Winds will be out of the North to around 15mph, and gusts are projected to be up to around 40mph. Dry weather and a warming trend are expected for the middle of next week.