We had sunny skies, warming temperatures and very windy weather across northern California today. Winds were by far the biggest impact on our region, with gusts topping out between 35 to 40mph out of the north in the valley. Sustained winds were stronger than 20mph in many areas. Gusts in the Feather River Canyon were also up to around 40mph out of the northeast this afternoon. Temperatures topped out in the low to mid 70's in the valley, in the mid to high 60's in the foothills, and into the 50's to 60's in the mountains. Winds will not be as strong tonight, but we could continue to see gusts up to 25mph.
Skies will be sunny, temperatures will be warmer, and breezy north winds will continue on Tuesday. Valley areas will start out in the mid to high 40's on Tuesday morning, foothill areas will start out in the 40's to low 50's and mountain areas will dip into the 20's to low 30's overnight. Winds will be sustained up to around 15mph out of the north with gusts up to 25mph. High temperatures will top out in the high 70's to low 80's in hte valley, while foothill and mountain areas end up in the mid 60's to low 70's on Tuesday afternoon. We won't be as windy on Wednesday but temperatures will stay very warm. Valley areas are projected to top out in the mid 70's on Wednesday and Thursday. Mountian and foothill areas will mostly top out in the 60's.
A wet and cooler system will approach the West Coast towards the end of this week and will bring cooler temperatures and cloudy skies to our region on Friday. The current outlook brings a slight chance for showers into the north state on Friday. Tmperatures will fall back into the mid 60's on Friday afternoon in the valley. Showers are looking much more likely on Friday night through Saturday evening and temperatures will become even cooler for your weekend. Valley areas will top out in the high 50's to low 60's on Saturday and mountain areas will top out in the 40's. Snow levels are currently projected to drop down to around 3500' on Friday and Saturday. The majority of the wet weather is projected to be in the mountains, but we do have a 40 to 50 percent chance for showers in the valley late Friday night through Saturday. We'll have a slight chance for some showers lingering on Sunday and temperatures will be similar to Saturday. A modest warming trend is expected for the start of next week, but longer range models are hinting at more showers on the way in your forecast next week.