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Coldest Night of the Season Ahead

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The clouds that stuck around overnight really helped areas in the valleys from not dipping to critical crop damage valleys, but some regions were close. High pressure will be building in tonight and that will act to clear out more clouds tonight and thus temperatures will drop to the coldest of the season so far. A Freeze Watch is in effect for all valley locations tonight as temperatures could drop to 26 to 32 degrees and even colder in the Shasta Valley, potentially down to 24 degrees. Tonight is the greatest threat for damaging frost and temperatures to crops and gardens and precautions should be made before heading to bed tonight. It does not look to be a killing freeze, but could cause some damage.

Before the high pressure builds in tonight we’ll be in a cool northwest flow that will keep winds breezy and could lead to some showers, mainly this afternoon and mainly at the higher elevations. We will see more sunshine today and any showers will be light and snow levels will be around 2,500 feet this afternoon. With high pressure building in tomorrow that means we’ll see the return of more sunshine and more seasonable temperatures! Warmer temperatures will be with us through the weekend with sunny skies and a slight chance for showers on Friday.

Thanks for logging on and stay warm out there!

Meteorologist Megan Parry