We were able to see warmer temperatures on Monday topping out in the mid to upper 50’s in the valley under mostly sunny skies making for a more pleasant day. We expect more of the sun on Tuesday but with colder air moving in we will struggle to get out of the 40’s in the valley with 30’s in the mountains.
Wednesday is also looking fairly dry but there will be more clouds and it will be another day of highs in the mid to upper 40’s in the valley.
The next significant storm is expected to arrive some time Wednesday night into Thursday morning. This is another cold storm coming from the Gulf of Alaska and typically with cold storms like this one there isn’t much moisture. That is not the case with this one. This will mean heavy rain in the valley and very heavy snow in the mountains. It is also not out of the question for Redding to see more snow out of this one, but like the last storm it’s all about timing. If we can get some cold air trapped over the Redding area before the storm arrives then snow is a very good possibility. Since this storm has a lot more moisture associated with it Redding could see more snow than the last one. However, if we don’t see any cold air getting trapped in Redding then all bets are off when it comes to snow.
The rain and snow will continue on Friday and Saturday with periods of heavy rain in the valley and heavy snow in the mountains. There are already Winter Storm Watches and Warnings in the Mountains. Click here for the latest.
Drier and warmer weather is on tap for Sunday and Monday of next week.