Windy and warm morning in the valley. Temperatures will rise quickly through the morning and the winds will stay high. Red flag warnings are in place until 7PM tonight.
The high winds overnight allowed the temperatures to stay higher throughout the night. Redding only bottomed out at 64, whereas Chico saw lighter winds and dropped to 49 overnight. Both cities will recover quickly as high pressure overhead will allow for the sun to quickly raise temperatures to near the 90 degree mark. Depending on where you are, temps will be slightly above 90 or slightly below 90. The farther north in the valley the higher the temps will be with Redding and Red Bluff as the winners peaking at 92. Although it will be 15 degrees above our normal high, temps would still have a full 7 to go to tie the record high of 99 set back in 1988.
By the time we get to Friday things will start to change. The temperatures will start to come down, and we’ll see the first influences of an ocean storm moving off the Pacific. Saturday and Sunday will see temperatures in the 70’s with increasing clouds, thicker clouds will move in Sunday. And by Monday we’ll be in the throws of our first soaking rainstorm of the season. We’ll keep you posted on any developments as they happen.
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