Rain is gone for now, temperatures will climb this afternoon.

The NorthState gets a break from the clouds today as we’re in between storms.  That means we’ll see the puffy little clouds form in the mountains this afternoon but they won’t produce any precip.  Temperatures will respond accordingly and will top out in the low 60s for the valley, generally around 50° in the mountains.

Our next shot at any rain comes Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with a weak system.  That one will miss Norcal to the north but will still bring the chance for showers in the valley.  I don’t expect a huge amount of rain, but everything helps, and the mountains will see considerably more than the valley.

Later in the week the ridge builds back into its old position.  Initial model runs are showing a slightly more progressive ridge meaning it’ll stick around for a few days but then move out.  Let’s hope that’s the case as Redding is still 13.74” down on the water year despite over 5 inches of rain in February alone.  Start practicing your rain dances.

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