Scattered showers have returned to portions of northern California overnight and we'll continue to have the potential for modest scattered showers in the mountains today. Snow levels will dip to as low as 3000' in the Northern Mountains, and down to around 4000' in the Sierra. We've also had some very light showers showing up on the radar in valley areas of Shasta and Tehama Counties. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are overhead this morning, but clearing skies are expected through the day. Low pressure to our north tracking through the Pacific Northwest is the sourse of our showers and the main event is currently taking place well to our north. Temperatures are starting out in the 30's to 40's in the valley and foothills, while mountain areas are mostly in the 30's this morning. Winds will be out of the northwest to around 15mph today. High temperatures will end up cooler than Tuesday, with valley areas topping out in the upper 50's to lower 60's, foothill areas in the mid 40's to mid 50's, and mountain areas anywhere from the high 30's to lower 50's this afternoon.
Low pressure to our north moves off to our east on Thursday and high pressure will be building into northern California for the start of your Thanksgiving Day forecast. This will result in dry weather and gusty north winds developing across our region. The stronger winds will be the biggest impact to your Thanksgiving Day forecast, with the potential for gusts up to around 35mph out of the north in the valley. Valley areas will start out in the 30's to 40's on Thanksgiving day and will mostly end up in the lower 60's for the afternoon. Foothill areas will start out in the 30's to 40's on Thursday and are projected to top out in the upper 40's to mid 50's in the afternoon, while mountain areas start out in the teens to 20's and end up in the 40's to lower 50's.
Winds will diminish Thursday evening, and we'll have dry and mild conditions ahead through your weekend. Low temperatures in the valley will dip into the 30's overnight, and high temperatures will end up in the mid 60's through this weekend. Foothill areas will mostly start out in the high 30's to mid 40's and end up in the mid to high 50's from Friday through this weekend, and mountain areas will continue to dip into the teens and 20's overnight with high temperatures ending up in the 40's to lower 50's. The biggest impact for this weekend will be the cooler overnight low temperatures, but it doesn't look like we'll be dealing with any record breaking low temperatures.
Models are currently showing mostly dry weather for the interior of northern California from Monday through Tuesday of next week despite the wet system projected to track through to our north. The most likely scenario is modest mountain showers in our northern zones and a slight chance for light showers in the northern zones of the valley Monday afternoon through mid day Tuesday. This is still a ways off, and we'll continue to track the latest projections to make sure you're prepared if wet weather does look likely.