Sunny Skies and Gradual Warming This Week
Redding, Red Bluff, Chico
Another set of warm sunny days are moving into the NorthState.
Temperatures will be steadily rising into the upper 60s for most of us in the valley. Temperatures in the mountains will moderate as well, but will top out in the low to mid 50s. A weak disturbance will move through tonight into tomorrow morning, but move all the clouds out of here by the time most of us are up and getting to work. Those clouds remaining will largely stay in the mountains, and allow the Sacramento Valley to see another set of gorgeous sunny days.
This is due to a high pressure system moving in from the west which will clear out most of the clouds by the time we get to Wednesday, and will completely rid the skies of any clouds by Friday. This system will keep us dry through next weekend, which is the next chance for any rain – and even that chance is very low.
If you’re thinking this January has been very dry, then you’d be absolutely correct. We are currently 4.1 inches below average (at the Redding airport) from January 1st. But, since we received so much rain in late November and December, we are actually above average for our total wet-season rainfall by 1.27 inches. But things aren’t looking too promising on the latest long-term model runs as high pressure remains in place, and the latest outlook from the Climate Prediction Center forecasts drier than average precipitation through the next 3 months, with the forecast of drought development in the lower Sacramento Valley. We will keep a close eye to the skies both short and long term to keep you updated.
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