Punxsutawney Phil forecast an early spring, and he’s accurate so far. Beautiful weather for Superbowl Sunday and beyond!
Clear skies tonight will allow the temperatures to drop rapidly. Those same clear skies will allow tomorrow to be a carbon copy of today. High level clouds will move overhead as high pressure builds in from the west. It will keep us dry and beautiful tomorrow, but will keep us slightly cooler than we could be with the filtering effect of the sunshine. That said, we’ll still peak in the mid to upper 60s in the valley and in the low to mid 50s in the mountains. The gorgeous weather will continue into the overnight hours tomorrow for any spontaneous celebrations that may erupt in the wake of the Superbowl’s conclusion. And things continue well for Monday, there will still be those high level clouds, but the weather will remain largely unchanged.
Later in the week we’re watching for a weak front to drop through the NorthState early Tuesday morning. This won’t create any rain, but will start the day with some clouds before they clear out in the afternoon. Thursday will see another front move through. This one will be stronger, and will produce some rain, but we won’t see a massive amount of precip falling from this – maybe half an inch if we’re lucky.
And we could really use the rain. As of right now, Redding is dead on average for this time of year. But since January 1st we’re actually down over 5 inches of rain. Red Bluff is in a similar predicament, they’re down just shy of 5 inches of rain for this calendar year. And long range and climatological forecasts aren’t showing any abatement. The highs that give us the beautiful sunny weather and warm temperatures could be killing us as we head into the typically hot and dry summers of Northern California.
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