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.