The area of low pressure that has been spinning off the coast is continuing to bring active weather to parts of the Nortstate. Most of the thunderstorm activity we have seen the last few days has been in the mountains north and east of the valley in the Southern Cascades and Northern Sierra. However, there were a few thunderstorms near Chico and in southeastern Tehama County in the late morning hours of Monday.
A few very strong thunderstorms moved through the Burney area on Monday producing heavy rain, lightning, gusty winds and hail. There were reports of pea sized to golf ball sized hail with these storms. The good news is the Eiler fire was able to pick up on some good healthy rain giving the fire fighters some relief.
As a trough of low pressure in the Pacific approaches the Pacific Northwest it will help nudge the area of low pressure through Northern California. This will give everyone a chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms Monday night into Tuesday morning before the low moves to our north on Tuesday. This is why the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for most of the Northstate through at least Tuesday morning.
Minus a few showers and thunderstorms in Siskiyou and Modoc Counties Tuesday monrning the rest of us will be dry by the afternoon. The trough moving through the Pacific Northwest will clip us keeping our temperatures at bay through Wednesday before we warm back up to the mid 90s on Thursday and Friday.