Storm Tracker Forecast: Warm & dry Wednesday ahead

We'll be staying very warm and dry on Wednesday, but the potential for showers is creeping back into your extended forecast!

Posted: Feb 11, 2020 6:07 PM

Very warm temperatures, sunny skies, and gusty north winds continued across northern California today. Sustained winds have been up to around 20mph today and gusts have been as strong as 30mph. Winds are expected to diminish tonight and we are expecting lighter winds for the remainder of your work week. High temperatures ended up well above average again today. Valley areas topped out in the mid 70's, and mountain areas ended up in the 50's to 60's. Those values are around 10 to 15 degrees above average for this time of year. Skies will be clear to mostly clear tonight, and temperatures will stay mild for the start of your Wednesday. Valley and foothill areas are projected to dip into the mid 40's overnight, while mountain areas end up in the mid 20's to low 30's for the start of your Wednesday morning. Skies will be sunny to mostly sunny in most areas through the day on Wednesday and winds will be out of the North to around 10 to 15mph. Portions of the Northern Mountains will have the potential for fog in the mornign and then partly cloudy skies for your afternoon. Temepratures will end up in the high 60's to low 70's in the valley on Wednesday and mountain areas will top out in the 50's to low 60's.

An area of low pressure passing through to our North will result in a modest drop in high temperatures late this week and will bring a slight chance for showers to mainly mountain areas late Thursday into early Friday. Mostly dry weather is expected on Friday and temperatures will stay a little above average for this time of year. Valley areas will top out in the mid 60's on Thursday and Friday, while mountain areas end up in the 40's to 50's.

A second area of low pressure will track into the Pacific Northwest and then drop to the South and East as we head through your weekend. The latest models are giving us a continuing drop in temperatures and the potential for showers returning late in the day on Saturday. The best chance for showers will be in higher elevations, but we now have a decent chance for at least a little light precipitation in the valley late Saturday through early Sunday. Snow levels will range down to around 5500'. As the low pressure trough passes to our East strong Northerly winds will develop across Northern California. This next wind event does not look like it will be as strong as the one we were just dealing with, but potential for gusts up to around 40mph in some areas cannot be ruled out. Models are currently split on what to expect for the start of next week.

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CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103280614122
San Bernardino2561091560
Riverside2504362645
San Diego2168352109
Orange2148082477
Santa Clara943661109
Kern86718565
Fresno82485968
Sacramento806781111
Alameda67952765
Ventura62101436
San Joaquin58290786
Contra Costa52965450
Stanislaus42882758
Tulare41867506
Monterey36126255
San Mateo32596309
San Francisco29321262
Solano25806106
Imperial25317465
Santa Barbara25083236
Merced24452308
Sonoma24068240
Kings19435145
Placer17380180
San Luis Obispo15929136
Madera13443151
Santa Cruz12298113
Marin11693157
Yolo10620131
Shasta9776122
Butte9474123
El Dorado782644
Sutter775478
Napa760140
Lassen519516
San Benito496343
Yuba495127
Tehama397142
Tuolumne338240
Nevada320673
Mendocino311432
Amador301631
Lake261230
Humboldt239324
Glenn193519
Colusa17339
Calaveras161723
Siskiyou144613
Mono11214
Inyo97429
Del Norte8662
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3024
Sierra820
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
Partly Cloudy
64° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 64°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 64° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 63°
Chico
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 64°
Red Bluff
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 17°
Feels Like: 67°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
67° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 67°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
64° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 64°
Lighter winds and mostly mild conditions are on the way for your Wednesday. We'll see cloudy skies and cooler temperatures on Thursday, and then a bigger drop in temperatures and showers on Friday. More wet weather looks likely from Sunday afternoon through early next week.
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