Cascade Shores weather summary for May 19, 2014
Current Temperature: 61.5F
Current Conditions: Mostly cloudy
Barometer: 29.83″ falling
Today’s high so far: 63°
Last Night’s low: 49°
Precipitation since midnight: .0
Month to date: .87″
Year to date since July 1st: 41.10″
An upper level low near the CA/OR border is showing signs of some strengthening as it moves south and east toward Northern and Central California.
Unstable conditions with showers and thunderstorms forecast to move in later today and tonight spreading from north to south.
These will be slow moving storms with heavy rain at times with thunderstorms and hail possible. At this time, it’s looking like the best potential for thunderstorms is on a line north of I80 with the best possibility of stronger storms generally between Marysville and Redding.
Stronger storms are already showing up of on radar with heavier rain with potential strong thunderstorms developing west of Red Bluff and Orland with slow movement to the ESE (as evidenced by the oranges and reds on the radar).
Rainfall forecast over the next couple of days, looks to be several tenths of an inch of rain, up to ½ inch or so in the foothills, with a few inches of snow possible above 7500-8000 feet in the Sierra.
Those with sensitive outdoor plants and vegetable gardens would do best to cover them to avoid damage from any potential hail storms later this afternoon lasting into Tuesday.
All this turbulent weather will move off to the south and east by Wednesday morning as high pressure will build in once again. Look for partly cloudy skies Wednesday with fair skies returning Thursday with highs recovering into the 70’s, with 80’s possible over the weekend.