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Storm Tracker Forecast: The heat returns this weekend

We're chilly for the start of your Wednesday, but getting a little warmer this afternoon. A more substantial warming trend is on the way for your weekend.

Posted: Oct 2, 2019 6:27 AM

Get ready for another very chilly morning across Northern California and warmer temperatures on the way for your afternoon. Skies are clear for the start of your Wednesday and we'll be staying sunny today. Temperatures have dipped into the mid 40's in the valley overnight, and mountain areas are starting out in the 20's to 30's early today. We're going to stay dry, and humidity is expected to dip into the 15 to 25 percent range this afternoon. Winds will be out of the North to around 10mph today. High temperatures are projected to climb into the mid to high 70's in the valley this afternoon, and into the low 60's to low 70's in the mountains later today. Those high temperatures will still be below average for this time of year, but we are expecting a substantial warming trend ahead in your forecast. The low humidity will keep fire danger a concern today, but fire danger will be in the moderate range for your afternoon.

An area of low pressure will be tracking through the Pacific Northwest over the next few days and that is expected to keep our temperatures below average through Friday. We will also have a slight chance for some wet weather sagging South of the Oregon border into some mountain areas on Thursday and Friday, but the majoritiy of our region is expected to stay dry. High temperatures will stay in the high 70's in the valley through Friday. Temperatures will warm up this weekend as that low pressure to our North moves off to the East. High pressure will build into the West Coast this weekend resulting in dry and warmer weather ahead. Valley areas will top out in the mid 80's on Saturday and then into the mid to high 80's on Sunday. It would not be surprising to see a couple of cities in the valley climbing into the low 90's for the end of your weekend. The warm trend will continue into the start of next week, but models are hinting at a decent cooling trend towards the middle to latter part of next week. Valley high temperatures may dip back into the mid to high 70's from Wednesday through Friday.

Chico
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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Willows
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Heavy rain and very windy weather continue over much of northern California as a vigorous Pacific storm system batters the West Coast. Advisories, Watches and Warnings continue. Stay safe and evacuate if flooding is likely!
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