Be prepared for another very warm day across Northern California. Dressing light, staying hydrated, and avoiding physical activities in the peak heat of the day are all recommended. Clear to mostly clear skies are on tap for the start of your Tuesday. Temperatures have dipped into the 50's to low 60's in the valley overnight, and mountain areas are starting out in the 30's this morning. Skies will stay sunny to mostly sunny through the day today. Winds are expected to stay out of the North, and will be up to around 15mph today. High temperatures are projected to come in just as warm, if not a degree warmer than yesterday afternoon. Valley areas are projected to end up in the high 80's to low 90's later today, and mountain areas are projected to range from the low 70's to low 80's this afternoon. Redding's current high temperature record for this date is 87 degrees, set in 2013. Redding is projected to hit 89 degrees this afternoon, so a new record is expected there.
Looks like the warming trend will peak on Wednesday, with several cities in the valley projected to climb into the low 90's. Conditions will stay dry, but we are expecting a few more clouds to fill in through the day. Temperatures will take a downward trend from Thursday through Sunday. More clouds are expected to spread inland on Thursday, and we will start to get a chance for some active weather in higher elevations. The potential for mountain showers and thunderstorms will not be that great for Thursday, but will continue to pick up through Saturday. Valley temperatures will top out in the mid 80's on Thursday, but will dip to the mid 70's on Friday. There is a slight chance for some active weather to return to the valley on Friday evening, but at the moment it looks like the best chance for showers will remain in the mountains.
Much cooler temperatures, and a better chance for showers and thunderstorms will be ahead for your weekend. Valley areas will top out in the mid to high 60's for both Saturday and Sunday. There is a 30 to 40 percent chance for showers or thunderstorms developing in the valley over the weekend. Looks like the most promising area for activity will be towards the Northern end of the valley in Redding. We will stay cool for the start of next week, but the potential for active weather will taper off. Dry and warmer conditions will then return towards the middle of next week.