Nevada County weather: Temperatures will drop into 40s by Thursday |

Nevada County weather: Temperatures will drop into 40s by Thursday

Temperatures will remain in the 70s today and then quickly drop over the following two days. Highs are expected to reach the high 40s on Thursday.
Alan Riquelmy/ |

Nevada County’s warm weather is about to disappear as cold air moves into the area, sending temperatures plummeting into the 40s by Thursday.

A high pressure ridge has kept the cold at bay for over a week. However, that ridge is dissipating, allowing cold air to enter from the west, said Johnnie Powell, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.

“It’s like a big roller coaster,” Powell said of the ridge. “You can’t get through it, so it goes over on top. If you keep banging up against it, it will come down.”

The county has one more day of warm, sunny temperatures. Today will have highs around 72. It’ll be partly cloudy tonight, when lows will dip to 45, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain will make its entrance on Wednesday. It’ll be mostly cloudy with highs around 62. Wind gusts could reach close to 30 mph. Between a quarter and a half-inch of rain is possible.

Wednesday night’s lows will drop to 37. Rain chances will be 100 percent.

More rain is expected on Thursday, when highs will creep up to 47. Lows that night will drop to around 36.

Temperatures will slowly climb up over the next few days.

Friday will be mostly cloudy. Highs will reach around 51. Lows will drop to about 37 that night.

Saturday will be mostly sunny with highs around 57. It’ll dip to 38 at night.

Expect sunny skies on Sunday with highs around 68. Lows will bottom out around 39 at night.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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