Storm Tracker Forecast: Major warming ahead for Northern California

Mountain showers will diminish later tonight and we'll be dry for the remainder of your 7 day forecast. A major warming trend is on the way with the chance for high temperatures in the 90's next week.

Posted: Apr 22, 2020 6:15 PM

High pressure building into California from our Southwest has kept us warm today, but low pressure moving through the Pacific Northwest has brought clouds and showers to the Northern portions of our region this afternoon. The potential for scattered mountain showers will continue tonight, but will diminish as that low slides off to the East on Thursday. Temperatures topped out in the 70's to 80's in the valley, the low to mid 70's in the foothills, and the 60's in the mountains this afternoon. Winds have mostly been out of the West up to around 10mph.

High pressure will continue to build into the Southwest for the remainder of the week and that will result in the warming trend continuing through Friday. Temperatures are expected to stay warm overnight. We'll start out in the 50's in the valley and foothills on Thursday and in the 30's to 40's in the mountains. High temperatures are projected to end up in the low to mid 80's in the valley, and in the high 60's to mid 70's in the foothills and mountains. Skies will be sunny to mostly sunny on Thursday. Winds will pick up as we head into your Wednesday afternoon. Sustained winds will be up to around 15mph out of the Northwest and we'll have the potential for gusts up to around 30mph.

Temperatures will be slightly warmer for your Friday, but winds will not be as strong. Saturday will likely be similar to Friday, but we can expect some clouds to return as low pressure moves through the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Temperatures will be slightly cooler on Sunday, but will still top out in the mid to high 80's in the valley. We'll be dry through your extended forecast. The current outlook for next week has high pressure dominating our forecast and high temperatures topping out in the low to mid 90's in the valley on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Chico
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 84° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 61°
Oroville
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 83° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 63°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 78° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 61°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 61° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 64°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 83° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 64°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 86° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 61°
Dry weather, sunny skies, warmer temperatures, and gusty north winds will drive elevated fire danger today. We'll have even stronger winds, but cooler temperatures on Tuesday. Fire danger will remain elevated. There will also be a chance for light showers in the Sierra on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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