Weather Forecast: Mostly Sunny & Warmer Today
Redding, Chico & Red Bluff
Tuesday ended up being a mixed bag of weather from snow in the mountains to thunderstorms with heavy rain, hail, lightning, thunder, gusty winds and even an EF0 tornado in Gerber. The main area of low pressure responsible for this severe weather will continue to migrate to our south and leave the cool air behind.
Looking back at yesterday's severe weather, the original storm that dropped the EF0 tornado occurred around 1:30 pm near Gerber. Gerber is located just southeast of Red Bluff in Tehama county. That same storm drifted south, regaining some strength and spin over the next hour. The Sacramento NWS office then issued a Tornado Warning at 2:17pm for areas near Corning, right at the intersection of Tehama, Glenn and Butte county. This Tornado warning was allowed to expire at 2:45 pm.
This was the end of any Tornado Warnings but the Sacramento National Weather Service office did issue a Severe Thunderstorm Warning at 3:54 pm. This warning was allowed to expire early at 4:15 pm.
All of these storms dropped accumulating hail and heavy rain. By 7:00 pm all of the storms had lost all of their strong to severe signature and continued to weaken and head south.
There will be no threat of any severe weather today. We can expect mostly sunny skies and afternoon highs running at least 10 degrees warmer than yesterday.
Unfortunately, this is about all of the rain and snow we’ll see for a while because the weather pattern is going to keep most of the stormy weather to our north not only the rest of the week but even through most of next week as well. A few storms will skirt Northern California but all we will end up getting out of them is a passing sprinkle or light shower.
Some of the long range forecast models are hinting at some rain by the end of next week but that is a long time form now and a lot can change between now and then.
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