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Storm Tracker Forecast: Staying dry and warming up through Friday

We'll be staying dry and getting warmer through Friday. Cooler temperatures, gusty winds, and the chance for mountain showers return this weekend.

Posted: Feb 5, 2020 5:39 PM

Partly to mostly cloudy skies, cool temperatures, and lighter winds were experienced across northern California today. We did end up getting a trace of rain in portions of the Sierra and Cascades, but areas that did see showers fall only reported around 1/100th of an inch. Portions of Modoc and Lassen Counties did see a dusting of snow early in the day. Temperatures topped out in the mid 50's to low 60's across the valley and mountain areas ended up in the 40's to 50's this afternoon. Winds have been light and out of the North.

High pressure off the coast in the Pacific will build towards northern California over the next few days and is expected to be the main driving factor in our forecast through Friday. Skies will be partly cloudy tonight and temperatures will end up slightly warmer than this morning for the start of your Thursday. Valley areas are expected to dip into the high 30's to low 40's overnight, and mountain areas will end up in the 20's to low 30's. Skies will become sunny to mostly sunny on Thursday. High temperatures will mostly range from the mid 60's to low 70's in the valley and in the 50's to low 60's in higher elevations. Winds will be out of the Northwest to 15mph with gusts up to around 25mph tomorrow afternoon. The trend of dry and warm weather will cotninue on Friday. Skies will be sunny and high temperatures will end up 1 to 5 degrees warmer than Thursday on Friday afternoon.

Low pressure dropping down from the North will bring a cooling trend to northern California this weekend. Saturday will still be sunny, but temperatures will dip back into the high 50's to low 60's in the valley. Mountain areas will will top out in the mid to high 40's on Saturday. Temperatures will be a few degrees cooler on Sunday and we'll have gusty winds developing out of the North. Gusts up to 40mph will be possible in the valley, and mountain areas could see gusts up to 50mph. There will also be a chance for some light showers in the Sierra, but most of that looks to be to our South. Mostly dry conditions and around average temperatures will return for your Monday, then a cooling trend and the potential for mostly mountain showers is expected to return for the middle of next week.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3554629

Reported Deaths: 51395
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118754221106
Riverside2891853749
San Bernardino2853342673
Orange2603483889
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1098411765
Kern102627811
Fresno947941412
Sacramento929441464
Alameda800881224
Ventura77238834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55775944
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38763515
San Francisco34061398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano29968164
Merced28915395
Sonoma27954298
Imperial26843589
Kings21951218
Placer19713231
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15390209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12760185
Shasta10944174
Butte10915160
El Dorado9095100
Napa897668
Sutter884597
San Benito574359
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada393274
Mendocino379643
Amador344441
Humboldt316033
Lake313440
Glenn221023
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3947
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 64° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 35°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 63° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 37°
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 39°
Red Bluff
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 35°
Red Bluff
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 35°
Chico
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 35°
After plenty of morning clouds, we had plentiful sunshine this afternoon with weaker wind and warmer highs. The clear sky and light wind will lead to a chillier start Friday morning, and we'll have a breezy and mild Friday before more changes arrive.
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