Storm Tracker Forecast: Dry & warmer weather ahead

Dry and warmer weather is ahead for the middle of your work week, but the chance for showers is on the way in your extended forecast.

Posted: Apr 13, 2020 6:15 PM

We had sunny skies, warm temperatures, and gusty North winds over Northern California for your Monday afternoon. Sustained winds reached upwards of 20mph and gusts topped 30mph in portions of the valley earlier today. Temperatures topped out in the mid 70's in the valley, in the mid 60's to low 70's in the foothills, and in the 50's to 60's in most mountian areas. High pressure off the coast in the Pacific has been the dominant feature in our forecast today and will continue to be the main driving factor in our forecast over the next few days.

Skies will be sunny, temperatures will be warmer, and winds will be lighter for your Tuesday. Valley areas will start out in the mid to high 40's and end up in the high 70's to low 80's on Tuesday. Winds will be up to around 15mph out of the North, but we are not expecting gusts as strong as Monday. Foothill areas can expect low remperatures in the mid to high 40's, with high temperatures in the high 60's to mid 70's on Tuesday. Mountain areas will start out in the 20's to 30's on Tuesday and will end up in the mid to high 60's for the Sierra and in the lwo to mid 70's in the Northern Mountains. Sunny to mostly sunny skies, dry weather and slightly warmer temperatures can be expected for your Wednesday and Thursday. Most of the valley is projected to end up with low temperatures in the low 50's, and high temperatures in the low to mid 80's during that time. Mountain areas will have slightly warmer overnight low temperatures over the next several days, but the bump in daytime high temperatures is just expected on Wednesday.

An area of low pressure dropping down to our East will bring a chance for showers back to portions of the Sierra and foothills Thursday afternoon through Friday, but the best chance for showers will be to our South. Most of Northern California will be staying dry and warm through Friday.

Low pressure will be dropping towards the Northern California coast from the Gulf of Alaska as we head into your weekend and will merge with a second area of low pressure tracking East from the Pacific. Clouds will become more prevelant over our region from Friday through your weekend and there will be a chance for showers returning as early as Saturday for most areas. Temperatures will drop to around average by Sunday and the chance for showers does look more likely in your Sunday forecast. Mountain and foothill areas will more than likely see the bulk of the wet weather but the current outlook also brings a decent chance for some showers to the valley. Cloudy skies, average temperatures, and the potential for showers will continue through the start of next work week.

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CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118349620069
Riverside2885413695
San Bernardino2850812651
Orange2598573848
San Diego2578053218
Santa Clara1095061747
Kern102137786
Fresno945841397
Sacramento926211446
Alameda797961200
Ventura76947805
San Joaquin662901042
Contra Costa61865653
Stanislaus55487937
Tulare47680731
Monterey42016323
San Mateo38552502
San Francisco33947394
Santa Barbara31630398
Solano29882161
Merced28749393
Sonoma27845295
Imperial26840587
Kings21916218
Placer19661231
San Luis Obispo19500221
Madera15325201
Santa Cruz14516174
Marin13083197
Yolo12689185
Shasta10950172
Butte10855158
El Dorado906995
Napa895068
Sutter881896
San Benito572358
Yuba571936
Lassen559419
Tehama506852
Tuolumne392959
Nevada390974
Mendocino379043
Amador343840
Humboldt313633
Lake310740
Glenn220723
Colusa212513
Calaveras190225
Siskiyou172013
Inyo127835
Mono12084
Del Norte9765
Plumas6516
Modoc4504
Mariposa3937
Trinity3525
Sierra990
Alpine800
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 64° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 45°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 65° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 51°
Chico
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 45°
Red Bluff
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 52°
Red Bluff
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 52°
Chico
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 45°
Strong wind continues to blow through the valley this afternoon, and will last through the evening. Thursday will still be a fairly breezy day, but the wind won't be as strong and our temperatures will be warmer. More wind is coming Friday and Saturday.
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