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Storm Tracker Forecast: Major warming trend ahead

A substantial warming trend is on the way for the remainder of the week, but we'll also have the chance for showers in portions of Northern California on Wednesday.

Posted: Apr 20, 2020 6:05 PM

We had slightly below average temperatures, moderate South winds, and light mountain and foothill showers across Northern California on Monday. There will still be a very slight chance for some light showers in the valley through this evening. Temperatures topped out in the 60's to low 70's in the valley, and in the mid 50's to low 60's in the foothills and mountains this afternoon. Winds were out of the Southeast to around 10mph in most areas, but we did see some areas where they were slightly stronger than that. The area of low pressure that brough the cooler temperatures and showers to our region today is expected to pass off to our East on Tuesday and high pressure will be building into the West Coast from the Eastern Pacific.

The ridge of high pressure off the coast of California will bring a warming trend and mostly dry weather to Northern California this week. Skies will be clearing overnight and we'll be sunny to mostly sunny for your Tuesday. Temperatures will start out in the mid to high 40's in the valley tomorrow morning and will end up in the low 80's tomorrow afternoon. Foothill areas will start out in the mid to high 40's and end up in the high 60's to low 70's. Mountain areas can expect low temperatures in the 30's and high temperatures in the 60's to 70's. Winds will be out of the Northwest to around 10mph.

An area of low pressure will track across the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday and that will bring a chance for light showers to the far North portions of our region. The majority of Northern California will just see an increase in clouds, but the North Valley and mountain areas can expect a decent chance for at least a little wet weather. Temperatures will be similar to Tuesday on Wednesday. The low passes off to our East on Thursday and we'll continue our warming trend into your weekend. Valley areas can expect low temperatures in the mid to high 50's and high temperatures in the mid to high 80's from Friday through Sunday. Foothill areas will have low temperatures in the 50's to low 60's and high temperatures in the mid 70's to low 80's from Friday through Sunday. Mountain areas will have low tmeperatures in the 30's to 40's and high temperatures in the low to mid 70's for the end of your work week and this weekend. The dry and warm weathr is expected to persist through the start of next week.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 526685

Reported Deaths: 9684
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1958054760
Riverside38487738
Orange38066653
San Bernardino34017477
San Diego30516568
Kern21228151
Fresno15759138
San Joaquin11958180
Alameda11909192
Santa Clara11030192
Sacramento10174148
Tulare9990193
Imperial9513232
Stanislaus9308135
Contra Costa8176131
Ventura787777
San Francisco698961
Santa Barbara652663
San Mateo5744120
Marin518076
Monterey496634
Merced458351
Kings445356
Solano380638
Sonoma311339
Madera211432
Placer195318
San Luis Obispo192616
Yolo161442
Santa Cruz11964
Butte10128
Napa9809
Sutter8406
San Benito6894
El Dorado6681
Lassen6320
Yuba5334
Shasta3979
Colusa3574
Mendocino3419
Glenn3321
Nevada3161
Tehama2461
Humboldt2454
Lake2111
Mono1451
Tuolumne1442
Amador1370
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou880
Inyo641
Mariposa592
Plumas330
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
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Hi: 89° Lo: 59°
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Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 89° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 84°
Paradise
Few Clouds
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Hi: 82° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 82°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 81° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 85°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 92° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 89°
Willows
Few Clouds
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Hi: 93° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 82°
Much cooler temperatures and the potential for mountain thunderstorms are ahead in your Wednesday forecast. Thunderstorms will result in increased concerns for fire danger. Much hotter temperatures are ahead for your weekend.
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