We had mostly sunny skies, very warm temperatures, and gusty North winds across Northern California today. High pressure off the coast of California was the dominant feature in our forecast today and will continue to be through your extended forecast. Temperatures topped out in the mid to high 80's in the valley, in the high 70's to low 80's in the foothills, and in the 70's in mountain areas this afternoon. Sustained winds out of the North were mostly up to around 10 to 15mph, with gusts up to around 25mph in parts of the valley this afternoon.
High pressure will flatten over our region this weekend as an area of low pressure passes through to our North, but we'll be staying dry and warm. High temperatures will still be in the mid to high 80's for the valley this weekend and we'll have mid to high 70's in the foothills and mountains. We are expecting an increase in clouds on Saturday, which will leave us partly to mostly cloudy for the afternoon.Winds will mostly be out of the West to 15mph this weekend.
Sunday into Monday the low pressure passing through to our North will head East. We'll have high pressure building into California from the start to middle of next week. Temperatures will be similar to the weekend on Monday, but we'll see a big uptick in high temperatures on Tuesday and Wedneseday. We'll have the potential for record setting high temperatures from Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. The hottest day of your extended forecast is currently projected to be on Tuesday, with high temperatures dropping by a couple of degrees on Wednesday. If our current forecast holds then Redding will set a new high temperature record on Tuesday and Red Bluff will tie the previous record for that date set in 2013. The latest outlook has temperatures continuing to drop as we head through the end of next week, but we will be staying well above average and dry through the end of next week. Longer range models are hinting at a chance for showers returning next Saturday.