Weather Forecast: Cool And Unsettled Weather Pattern Continues
Redding, Chico, Red Bluff
It looks like another cold night in store for us with valley temperatures dropping to the low 30’s and teens and 20’s in the mountains. However, with an approaching storm, the clouds may keep our temperatures from dropping as low as Wednesday night. It all depends on when those clouds decide to roll on in. Speaking of an approaching storm, the main impact will be mostly cloudy skies with cooler temperatures as a result. It looks like it will fall apart as it moves through the Northstate so any rain/snow we do see will be isolated and very light. Snow levels will be between 2500 and 3000 feet.
The next storm looks to arrive Saturday morning giving us a chance for rain and snow throughout the day. This is another fairly weak storm and isn’t expected to give us much water but it will still be cold with highs only reaching the upper 40’s in the valley. Our in house forecast model is also being fairly aggressive with the snow levels dropping them to as low as the valley in Redding with a rain/snow mix as far south as Red Bluff. This all depends on if it gets cold enough in the valley. We are seeing indications of fairly clear skies Friday night into early Saturday morning. If this pans out then with temperatures in the low 30’s in Redding (mid 30’s in Chico) the cold air will get trapped as the clouds with the approaching storm move in. This would mean if we see any precipitation in Redding it could be in the form of snow with a possible rain/snow mix in Red Bluff. It’s all about timing because if the clouds move in sooner, all bets are off for snow in the valley as temperatures would stay above freezing. Another thing to keep in mind is the storm doesn’t have a lot of moisture associated with it so any rain or snow we do see will be on the light side.
This cool and unsettled weather pattern we have been experiencing will last through next week if not longer with a mixture of clouds, sun and isolated rain showers and snow flurries. Snow levels on average will vary between 1500 and 3000 feet but in some cases it could drop lower depending on the particular storm. The timing of these storms will change every day so be sure to keep checking in for the latest.