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Mostly Cloudy and Cool Today, Measurable Rain for Saturday

By Carlo Falco
Published On: Jan 09 2014 09:20:56 AM CST

Another weak disturbance will keep skies mostly cloudy all day.

Temperatures will suffer accordingly as the sun will struggle to make it through the clouds.  Highs will peak in the upper 50s to about 60° this afternoon.  Warmer weather is on the way for tomorrow as a weak area of high pressure builds in and pushes most of the clouds to our north.  That will allow for temperatures to peak in the mid 60s in the valley with only a few decorative clouds around.

The big weather maker is coming on Saturday when a cold front will move through the region.  That front will bring with it some brief heavy rain especially to the mountains on either side of the Sacramento Valley.  The valley floor will pick up some rain but it will only amount to .1-.25” when all is said and done.  The jackpot looks to be areas to the north and west of Shasta County with areas in western Siskiyou potentially receiving over an inch of rain.  As the storm moves east and meets the higher mountains of the Sierra we’ll see more rain there with Burney and Chester possibly picking up ½ an inch of rain. 

Following that storm system high pressure regains control of our weather and will build back in.  That will kick out all the clouds and will keep our weather very dry though the middle of next week.  It will also increase the winds right out of the north for Sunday and Monday likely drying out all our hard-earned rainfall that comes on Saturday.  Expect temperatures next week to return to their old 65-70° levels that we’ve seen for the previous few months.

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