The next few mornings will be very cold for the valley and the mountains. Morning lows will be 10-15 degrees below normal and afternoon highs nearly 10 degrees below normal.
Although there will be more sunshine on Thursday it will be a much colder day with highs in the valley only reaching the mid to upper 40’s and with a north wind blowing at 5 to 15 mph it will feel even colder. Isolated snow flurries will continue for the mountains and I wouldn’t be surprised if Redding saw a few flakes as well but don’t count on it.
We’ll really notice the cold air Thursday night into Friday morning with valley lows in the mid 20’s. This will be the coldest it has been for the season and it may even be cold enough for a freeze watch or warning in the valley. It might be a good idea to wrap those outdoor pipes if you haven’t done so already. Lows in the mid 20’s will be the case again Friday night into Saturday morning with the return of the 30’s after that.
High pressure will build back over the Northstate next week allowing us to warm back up to the 50’s and possible 60’s for some of the warmest spots.