High clouds build this afternoon with showers possible this evening.

Mostly sunny skies and a thin film of high level clouds will allow temperatures to rise into the low 80s once again today.  But an approaching cold front will work to increase the clouds from west to east with mid level clouds eventually overspreading the region by this afternoon.  This system is pretty dry so most won’t get much rain at all, and those that do won’t get more than a couple hundredths of an inch.  The most likely areas to pick up any rain will be the mountains of Trinity County and western Siskiyou County.  Down in the valley, western Redding and the City of Shasta Lake look to be most promising when it comes to any precipitation although there isn’t much confidence in a widespread event.

After the system moves out, another one will follow a couple days later on Saturday.  That front won’t have as much moisture or energy and will therefore only increase the high and mid level clouds. The sunshine will be out for most of the weekend and Easter Sunday is looking like an absolute gem.  Temperatures look to be in the low to even mid 80s on Easter and the most we’ll get is some high and mid level clouds. 

Finally, Kool April Nites will start with some potentially active weather.  The car show will kick off with generally clear skies, but Monday and Tuesday bring the threat of thunderstorms.  I’m not anticipating any storms to be particularly destructive, but they could bring hail which could do some real damage to the paint jobs and detailing of these spectacular cars.  Let’s hope nothing like that happens.

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