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Warming this Weekend & Staying Breezy

Keep your common sense in hand for this beautiful weekend, we're looking again at higher fire danger with above normal temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds.

Posted: Oct 11, 2018 4:53 PM
Updated: Oct 11, 2018 4:53 PM

Chico, Calif. -- A weak weather system will bring light showers to the Sierra today.

We're on a warming trend this weekend and into next work-week.

We'll stay a little breezy out of the Northeast today through the weekend with lowering humidity.

Here's what's driving our pleasant forecast: We have an upper level trough of low pressure over the North State moving offshore and southward this evening.

So, we still have a chance for showers over the Sierra Nevada today, mostly south of highway 88, with a chance of light snow at 8000 feet and above.

Surface high pressure moves down from Oregon, creating the windy conditions especially in Shasta County and the Northern Valley.

That, with high pressure also building to our southeast, ups the pressure gradient in Shasta, Plumas Counties and the eastern foothills, and creates gusty winds tonight into Friday morning.

This afternoon we'll see normal or just below normal temperatures, and high pressure continues to build inland tonight into tomorrow.

Highs Saturday expected to be around 6 to 8 degrees above normal with a few degrees cooler Sunday.

More strengthening surface pressure Saturday night and Sunday night in the Northeastern areas of the North State mean increased wind, dry conditions, and higher fire danger.

Next week, high pressure ridge dominates, with daytime highs about 5 degrees above normal.

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Some showers are expected in your Monday forecast, but will mostly be in the northern end of the valley and mountains. Scattered mountain showers linger Tuesday, then dry and warmer weather takes hold for the middle of the week. Wet weather returns next weekend.
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