Near normal temperatures through early this week. Hot conditions with high to very high heat risk will return later this week. Clear skies prevail overhead this afternoon for most communities across northern California. The exception to this is extreme northwest California where a very late-season atmospheric river is bringing localized rainfall. As the afternoon progresses, can’t rule out a stray rain shower in portions of Shasta and Tehama Counties, but any precipitation that falls will remain very light. The National Blend of Models gives Redding a 21 percent chance of measurable rainfall (greater than/equal to 0.01 inches). Onshore gradients are ramping up this afternoon — present surface pressure gradient between San Francisco and Sacramento is 2.5 millibars and climbing. As a result, expect breezy conditions to develop and continue into the evening hours around the Delta, as well as for portions of the Sacramento Valley along the I-5 corridor. Forecast highs will peak in the upper 80s to low 90s, or within a few degrees of where we should be for this time of year.