Weather Forecast: Lighter Winds today, Valley Highs in the 70s
Redding, Chico & Red Bluff
The winds will die down today with continued sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 70’s to wrap up the work week.
The ridge of high pressure responsible for clear skies and well above normal afternoon highs will begin to break down by tomorrow.
A weak clipper system will flatten out the ridge, cooling us off slightly but still sunny and dry.
The ridge will continue to weaken ahead of our next system Monday night/Tuesday morning.
This system will dive out of the north, northwest, sliding down the coast of the western United States. Snow levels will drop to 2,000ft with accumulations of over 6" for locations above 4,000ft.
Rain totals for the valley are still tough to call at this moment but some models are leaning toward .25"-.50" while others are closer to a .10".
Another aspect of Tuesday system will be the chance of afternoon thunderstorms, which greatly increase rain totals for areas underneath any that do develop.
Pattern looks to remain active through the extended forecast (next two weeks).
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