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Right Now
66°
Sunny
  • Humidity: 40%
  • Cloud Coverage:4%
  • Wind: 6 mph
  • UV Index: 0 Low
  • Sunrise: 07:20:35 AM
  • Sunset: 05:20:05 PM

You'll want to have your sunglasses handy and will probably want to make plans to take advantage of what looks like the most comfortable day ahead in your extended forecast. High pressure off the coast in the Pacific is continuing to be the dominant driver in our weather pattern, and will leave us sunny, warm and dry Thursday. Winds will be lighter through the day for the majority of our region, but gusts up to 35mph out of the northeast will still be possible across the Sierra. Skies are clear and temperatures are very mild for the start of your Thursday morning. Valley areas are in the 40's to 50's, most foothill areas are starting out in the 40's, and we're mostly ranging from the teens to 20's in our mountain zones. We'll have sunny skies across our entire region today, but may have a thin cloud or two pass through mid day. Winds will be out of the north to around 15mph for most of northern California Thursday. High temperatures will climb into the mid 60's to lower 70's in the valley, lower 50's to mid 60's in the foothills, lower 40's to mid 50's in the Sierra and 50's to lower 60's in the Northern Mountains Thursday afternoon. We'll continue to have clear skies and lighter winds into Thursday evening. This will likely result in a fairly quick drop in temperatures after sunset and colder overnight low temperatures Friday morning.

Projections are leaving us with colder overnight low temperatures for the start of your Friday. Odds are pretty good you'll be wanting your jacket for your way out the door for the last day of your work week. Valley and foothill areas are expected to dip into the 30's to low 40's, and mountain areas will mostly start out in the teens to 20's early Friday. We'll have some thin clouds tracking south across our region and a decent drop in projected high temperatures as the ridge off the coast begins to break down, and a cooler system tracks into the Pacific Northwest. We'll be staying dry through the day on Friday, but we'll have thin clouds overhead. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies can be expected on Friday. High temperatures are projected to climb into the lower 60's in the valley, 40's to upper 50's in the foothills and Northern Mountains, and 40's to lower 50's in the Sierra Friday afternoon. We'll have similar conditions to Friday on Saturday, but could have a drop of 2 to 3 degrees in our high temperatures. That puts valley areas in the mid 50's to low 60's, foothill areas in the 40's to lower 50's, and mountain areas in the 40's on Saturday afternoon. We'll stay sunny to mostly sunny on Saturday. A weak wet system is projected to drop south from the Pacific Northwest and end up centered just to our east on Sunday. This will drive a bigger drop in temperatures, more cloud cover and the potential for showers across northern California on Sunday. The latest model projections are backing off on shower chances in areas of the valley along I-5, but are keeping a decent chance for showers from the eastern side of the valley through the Sierra. Redding now has a 20 percent chance for showers and Chico has a 70 percent chance of showers on Sunday. Chico could get up to around a half an inch of rainfall, and that's projected to be the highest total we get in our portion of the Sacramento valley. The bigger impact will be from snow in our higher elevations, and we do have the potential for up to around a foot of snow through the day in our mountain zones. There's even a chance for an inch or two of snowfall down into Paradise. Snow levels will mostly end up around or above 3000', but locally lower levels are possible in Butte County. Temperatures will start out in the 30's and top out in the upper 40's to mid 50's in the valley on Sunday. Foothill areas will start out in the 30's and top out in the 30's to 40's, and our mountain zones are projected to start out in the teens to 20's and end up in the 30's Sunday. That wet system will quickly track to the southeast of our region by late Sunday night into early Monday morning.

Longer range models are now keeping us cool, but have us drying out by early Monday. We'll have low temperatures that end up much colder across our region, and odds are good you'll need a more substantial jacket early Monday morning. Valley and foothill areas are projected to start out in the 20's to lower 30's, and our mountain zones will start out in the single digits to teens early Monday. High temperatures will be similar to a degree warmer than Sunday on Monday afternoon. We'll then have a drop of another degree or two in low temperatures early Tuesday, but high temperatures will end up a few degrees warmer than Monday's. Dry weather, partly cloudy skies chilly morning low temperatures and slightly below average daytime high temperatures are on the way for the middle of next week.

Upcoming Weather

Chico, CA

Time
Temp
Precip
5 PM
64°
1%
5 PM
64°

Wind: N @ 5mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 45%

Wind Chill: 64°

Heat Index: 64°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

6 PM
58°
1%
6 PM
58°

Wind: ENE @ 4mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 56%

Wind Chill: 58°

Heat Index: 58°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

7 PM
56°
1%
7 PM
56°

Wind: E @ 5mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 58%

Wind Chill: 55°

Heat Index: 56°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

8 PM
52°
1%
8 PM
52°

Wind: E @ 4mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 68%

Wind Chill: 50°

Heat Index: 52°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 9 mi

9 PM
49°
2%
9 PM
49°

Wind: E @ 4mph

Precip: 2% Chance

Humidity: 72%

Wind Chill: 48°

Heat Index: 49°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 9 mi

10 PM
48°
2%
10 PM
48°

Wind: E @ 3mph

Precip: 2% Chance

Humidity: 76%

Wind Chill: 47°

Heat Index: 48°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

11 PM
47°
2%
11 PM
47°

Wind: E @ 3mph

Precip: 2% Chance

Humidity: 76%

Wind Chill: 47°

Heat Index: 47°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 9 mi

12 AM
46°
4%
12 AM
46°

Wind: E @ 3mph

Precip: 4% Chance

Humidity: 76%

Wind Chill: 45°

Heat Index: 46°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 9 mi

1 AM
45°
4%
1 AM
45°

Wind: E @ 2mph

Precip: 4% Chance

Humidity: 74%

Wind Chill: 45°

Heat Index: 45°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

2 AM
43°
4%
2 AM
43°

Wind: ENE @ 2mph

Precip: 4% Chance

Humidity: 81%

Wind Chill: 43°

Heat Index: 43°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

3 AM
42°
4%
3 AM
42°

Wind: ENE @ 2mph

Precip: 4% Chance

Humidity: 80%

Wind Chill: 42°

Heat Index: 42°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

4 AM
41°
5%
4 AM
41°

Wind: ENE @ 3mph

Precip: 5% Chance

Humidity: 84%

Wind Chill: 41°

Heat Index: 41°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

Forecast

Chico, CA

Day
Temp
Thu
38°
67°
Thu
67°/38°
Clear. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.

Chance of Rain: 4%

Sunrise: 07:20:34 AM

Sunset: 05:20:02 PM

Humidity: 73%

Wind: E @ 6mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Thursday Night

A clear sky. Low 38F. Winds light and variable.

Fri
36°
60°
Fri
60°/36°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 30s.

Chance of Rain: 5%

Sunrise: 07:19:48 AM

Sunset: 05:21:13 PM

Humidity: 68%

Wind: SSE @ 5mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Friday Night

Clear skies. Low 36F. Winds light and variable.

Sat
40°
57°
Sat
57°/40°
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 40s.

Chance of Rain: 8%

Sunrise: 07:18:59 AM

Sunset: 05:22:25 PM

Humidity: 62%

Wind: SE @ 9mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies and light rain after midnight. Low around 40F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Sun
29°
53°
Sun
53°/29°
A few morning showers. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 20s.

Chance of Rain: 55%

Sunrise: 07:18:09 AM

Sunset: 05:23:37 PM

Humidity: 61%

Wind: NNW @ 12mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Sunday Night

Mainly clear. Low 29F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Mon
29°
52°
Mon
52°/29°
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 20s.

Chance of Rain: 0%

Sunrise: 07:17:18 AM

Sunset: 05:24:49 PM

Humidity: 37%

Wind: NNW @ 15mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Monday Night

Mainly clear early, then a few clouds later on. Low 29F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tue
30°
53°
Tue
53°/30°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 30s.

Chance of Rain: 1%

Sunrise: 07:16:24 AM

Sunset: 05:26:01 PM

Humidity: 44%

Wind: NNW @ 9mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low near 30F. Winds light and variable.

Wed
34°
56°
Wed
56°/34°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 30s.

Chance of Rain: 6%

Sunrise: 07:15:29 AM

Sunset: 05:27:13 PM

Humidity: 56%

Wind: W @ 8mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy skies. Low 34F. Winds light and variable.

Thu
40°
55°
Thu
55°/40°
Showers possible in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the low 40s.

Chance of Rain: 39%

Sunrise: 07:14:32 AM

Sunset: 05:28:25 PM

Humidity: 64%

Wind: SE @ 10mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Thursday Night

Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Low near 40F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Fri
40°
58°
Fri
58°/40°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 40s.

Chance of Rain: 24%

Sunrise: 07:13:33 AM

Sunset: 05:29:37 PM

Humidity: 67%

Wind: N @ 9mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Friday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low near 40F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Sat
42°
61°
Sat
61°/42°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s.

Chance of Rain: 7%

Sunrise: 07:12:33 AM

Sunset: 05:30:49 PM

Humidity: 63%

Wind: NNW @ 9mph

UV Index: 3 Moderate

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy skies early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later at night. Low 42F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Chico, CA

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