The northern tip of the valley floor will warm to near 100 degrees this afternoon. We will likely see some more pop up isolated mountain thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
Afternoon highs will hover around normal through this weekend, which is 98 degrees for Redding this time of the year.
The next big forecast challenge will be a cut-off low that will setup offshore of the Bay Area Saturday night into Sunday. The low will likely sit and spin through at least Monday afternoon. Mid level moisture will once again be in place from the monsoon. Forecast model are placing precipitable water values 2-3 standard deviations above normal.
The upper level low will allow for southeast winds aloft, which are favorable upper level winds for widespread thunderstorms. Another factor is that a cut-off low off to our southwest tend to favor drier thunderstorms.