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Clear Skies to Start the Work Week, Clouds Return Tuesday

By Carlo Falco
Published On: Feb 02 2014 08:27:14 PM CST

Sunshine briefly returns for tomorrow.

Temperatures will rise back into the mid to upper 50s across northern California, in the valley at least.  This as a weak ridge moves into northern California and keeps our temperatures nice and mild.  It will also bring us some pretty cold temperatures at night.  Valley lows could touch 25° in some spots overnight tonight into Tuesday morning.  Tuesday though, the clouds return which will keep the temperatures cool but won’t provide any rain.

The next shot for any rain comes on Wednesday as an upper level system rolls overhead, kicking the ridge out of northern California and clearing the way for the system next weekend.  The best chance for any rain will be in the mountains of Trinity County.  Snow levels will be in the 3500-4000 foot range.

Saturday and Sunday’s system is now being questioned by the models after being in agreement for the past several days now they’re starting to fight.  The latest models still bring rain to northern California but are starting to fight about when and how much it will bring.  They range from mid to late day on Saturday to overnight Saturday into Sunday for timing.  And intensity ranges from 0.5-2” of rain for the valley and everywhere in between.  The biggest questions will be where the bulk of the moisture hits the coast.  Some models are pushing the moisture north towards the CA/OR border, while others keep it farther south in the Redding, Red Bluff area.  We’ll keep you posted as the forecast develops.

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And be sure to tune in for your latest forecast with Rob Elvington tomorrow morning on the KRCR News Channel 7 News Daybreak starting at 5am.