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Sunshine Stays Tomorrow, More Rain Tuesday Night

Published On: Feb 16 2014 08:30:01 PM CST

Another nice day tomorrow, more rain on the way.

Mostly clear skies and a slightly warmer airmass overhead will allow temperatures to rise a few degrees higher than they did today.  That means most in the valley will see highs in the mid 60s with a few areas farther south peaking in the upper 60s to maybe even the low 70s.  Communities to our west in the mountains will have to contend with some rain showers as a weak front moves off the Pacific bringing in a little bit of moisture.  The front will largely get caught up in the mountains and the most the valley will see is a few isolated sprinkles in the western foothill.  The mountains to the east won’t see much, and any of that will fall in the highest elevations, mainly Lassen Park and the high Sierra.

Tuesday evening brings a stronger system.  The whole NorthState will be overcast and eventually the rain will start to fall from west to east.  Weaverville, Hayfork and Trinity County stand to pick up the most rain out of this system.  The valley could see a couple hundredths of an inch, but it won’t do much more than wet the pavement and give the plants a little bit of a drink. 

Wednesday on high pressure starts to rebuild back into California.  A very large ridge will plant itself right off the coast, allowing the sun to stick around for Thursday through Saturday and Sunday, and potentially even beyond that.  The good news is that this ridge doesn’t look like it has quite the staying power of the massive blocking high we saw earlier this winter and models are pushing it out come the beginning of next week.

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