Be prepared for cloudy skies, slightly warmer temperatures, and the potential for showers in the Northern Mountains and northern end of the valley today. Our Friday forecast will be influence by two different elements today. We have an area of low pressure off the coast in the Pacific and an area of high pressure off to our east centered in Utah. The low pressure off the coast will keep our high temperatures in check today, and will bring the potential for limited showers to northwestern portions of our region, while the high pressure off to our east acts as a buffer zone to keep moisture from moving further inland. We do have clouds overhead for the start of your Friday, and those clouds have acted as a blanket to trap in more heat overnight. This is resulting in warmer temperatures across our entire region compared to Thursday morning. Valley areas are starting out in the 50's to 60's, while foothill areas are in the 40's to 50's, and mountain areas are in the 30's to 40's to start the day. We'll have mostly sunny to partly cloudy conditions in the valley, and partly to mostly cloudy conditions in our mountain areas through the day. The best chance for showers will be in areas closer to the coast, but we can't rule out some light showers moving into areas of the Shasta County mountains, and the far northern end of the valley through the day. The HRRR model is showing more widespread scattered showers possible, but almost all other models are keeping the wet weather confined to the Northern Mountains and Shasta County. Winds will be out of the south to around 15mph this afternoon, and humidity will dip into the 16 to 25 percent range today. High temperatures are projected to end up in the mid 70's to mid 80's in the valley, mid 60's to mid 70's in the foothills, and upper 50's to lower 70's in our higher elevations this afternoon. The modest winds, chance for showers, and overall mild conditions will leave us back in the moderate range for fire danger this afternoon.