Grass Valley highs to reach 71 today, 60 on Thursday |

Grass Valley highs to reach 71 today, 60 on Thursday

Cold air pushing into Nevada County is expected to send temperatures plunging to 60 by Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

Highs are forecast to hit 71 today, though a system of clouds moving into the area could bring rain later tonight.

Those clouds will be followed by much cooler temperatures for a handful of days, said Sierra Littlefield, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

“We’re not expecting a whole lot of precipitation to come out of it,” she added.

There’s a 50% chance of rain after 11 p.m. tonight, when lows will drop to 46. Between a tenth and a quarter-inch of rain is forecast.

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Rain chances will hover around 50% Thursday morning. Highs are expected to reach 60, with lows dipping to 41 that night.

Temperatures will begin climbing on Friday, with highs hitting 63 that day. Lows will drop to 42.

There’s a chance of rain Saturday, though Littlefield said spots north of Grass Valley will have a greater chance of showers.

“That’ll be something to keep an eye on,” she added.

Highs are forecast to top out at 60 on Saturday, and reach 65 on Sunday. Monday will bring highs of 73, and Tuesday highs around 75.

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