Light and scattered showers have been brushing across northern California through your Tuesday, but are expected to wrap up tonight. Most areas that did see showers are only reporting a couple hundredths of an inch but Redding did end up with a couple tenths of an inch and portions of the Coastal Range ended up with more than half an inch. We may still see some scattered sprinkles through this evening, but will be dry by tomorrow morning. Temperatures will dip into the high 30's to mid 40's in the valley tonight, and mountain areas will end up in the mid 20's to low 30's early Wednesday. Skies will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny in the valley and foothills on Tuesday and mountain areas are expecting to stay cloudy. Winds will pick up out of the North and we'll have the potential for gusts upwards of 20mph. The North winds should limit fog development in most of our area. High temperatures are projected to end up in the low 60's in the valley tomorrow, and mountain areas will top out in the 40's to 50's.
We will have a chance for showers mainly brushing across mountain areas closest to the Oregon border late Wednesday night through early Thursday. Valley areas are expected to stay dry. Dry weather and a substantial warming trend will be on tap for the end of your work week. Valley areas are currently projected to climb into the high 60's to low 70's from Thursday through Saturday. Mountain areas will mostly top out in the 50's late this week into early this weekend. Skies are expected to be partly cloudy to mostly sunny during that time.
The current outlook brings cooler temperatures and the chance for mostly mountain showers back to northern California on Super Bowl Sunday. Showers will be most likely in the far northern zones closest to the Oregon border and less likely the further you move to the South. Both Chico and Redding now have a 20 percent chance for showers on Super Bowl Sunday. Valley areas will start out in the mid 40's on Sunday morning and will top out in the high 50's on Sunday afternoon. Mostly sunny skies and cooler temperatures are projected for the start of next week.