Quiet and sunny weather hangs around for the first week of 2013.
High pressure has built in overhead and is allowing the temperatures to plummet overnight with calm winds. We’ve seen temps as low as -4 in Alturas and in the mid 20s in the valley. The high overhead is stubbornly stuck in the valley which will allow the temperatures to have a huge disparity between the afternoon highs and the overnight lows. Today the valley will quickly rise from the mid to upper 20s into the mid to upper 50s, same thing from Thursday and Friday. Thursday and Friday we’ll see a few thin clouds pass overhead, but otherwise the end of the week will be pretty close to perfect.
Saturday a system will finally push its way through the high, but won’t fully make it onshore. That means that we’ll see the clouds, but no rain or snow out of it. The best chance of seeing any sprinkles are some of the higher areas to the west into Trinity County. The temps will suffer because of the lack of direct abundant sunshine, but things will stay mild – mostly in the low 50s for the valley. Those clouds clear out by the time Sunday and Monday roll around.
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