Weather Forecast: Big Cooling Trend This Week
Redding, Chico, Red Bluff
Redding broke a record on Monday with a high of 87 degrees breaking the airport record of 83 degrees set in 2007. We also broke the Downtown Redding record of 84 set in 1941. There were not any other records broken but it was still an unseasonably warm day with highs in the low to mid 80’s in the valley.
The ridge of high pressure responsible for this warmer weather will start to break down starting Tuesday allowing a cold storm now over the Gulf of Alaska to swing into the Pacific Northwest and Northern California starting Thursday. We will see our highs drop from the 80’s on Tuesday to the 50’s on Thursday.
Although there really isn’t a lot of moisture associated with this storm we will see a chance for showers and maybe even a few thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday but I’m not expecting a lot of rain out of this one.
Snow levels on Thursday will be around 3000 feet and could lower to 2500 feet by Friday. Although we aren’t expecting a lot of snow we could be looking at accumulating snow on some of the mountain passes making for dangerous road conditions. If you are planning on travelling in the mountains on Thursday or Friday be sure to check back right here for the latest conditions.
It dries out this weekend but it will still be cool with highs only reaching the mid to upper 50’s in the valley.