Wednesday was a calmer day for Northern California, but showers still appeared over the mountains and foothills. Another Pacific storm hits the west coast on Thursday, bringing another round of active weather. The last bit of energy and moisture from our last storm may have brought a few rain showers and snow showers to the higher ground today, but our weather is calmer and warmer than yesterday. Tonight another storm will move into Northern California and we can expect an increase in cloudiness in the morning. Lows will range from the 20s in the mountains to the 40s in the valley. Thursday will be partly to mostly cloudy with stronger breezes and light rain and snow showers over the mountains. The highs will range from the 50s to the 70s.
The incoming trough will exit our region during the day Friday, but we will still have partly to mostly cloudy skies with warmer tops. A ridge of high pressure will do its best to build over California and much of the West Coast this weekend and early next week. This ridge will battle several other smaller Pacific storms. As a result, while we will be considerably warmer this weekend, we won’t be as hot to hot as we otherwise would be. We will get a few more clouds at times and isolated showers will fall mostly over southern Oregon. The lows and highs will be much warmer than they have been, with valley lows in the 50s and lower 60s, and highs climbing into the 80s with some possible lower 90s.