Cool weekend breaks for a very warm week.

Temperatures were downright cold this morning.  Redding hit 37°, Chico 39°, and Red Bluff 41° with intermittent dense fog for valley locations.  We’ll see another chilly night tonight, but that’s about it.  Afterwards mother nature turns on the heat in a big way. 

For tomorrow, a weak upper level low will track to our north.  That’ll bring the threat for showers to the mountains to our north and to the Sierra and a slight chance for showers in the valley, but otherwise will keep things generally dry.  After that system departs Sunday night the skies clear, and the temperatures start to climb.  From Sunday through Wednesday of next week expect temperatures to climb about 10° each day.  Sunday will see highs in the mid 60s, Monday mid 70s, Tuesday mid 80s and Wednesday will be pushing the low to mid 90s for many areas in the valley.  That will put temperatures about 10-15° above average for this time of year.  This ridge – and the early season heat – will remain with us through the end of the week before a weak pacific low pushes in the flatten the ridge and cool things off a bit for the weekend.

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