Oroville Mercury-Register

Aquatic center opening cut short

- By Kimberly Morales

OROVILLE » The 2022 season opening of the Forebay Aquatic Center was cut short on Mother’s Day weekend due to high winds on Saturday. By the afternoon, the city saw partially cloudy skies, gusty winds at 13 m.p.h. and a 30% chance of showers, according to the National Weather Service Sacramento

“We are sorry to announce that we had to close early today due to unsafe wind speeds,” said the announceme­nt made by the aquatic center. “We will be open again next Saturday and Sunday. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!”

The city will continue to see partially sunny skies and winds ranging from 8-11 m.p.h. Into the new week, says the National Weather Service.

However, Butte County saw the most chance of rain over the weekend, said Anna Wanless, a meteorolog­ist with the National Weather Service’s Sacramento office. The upcoming week will see

weather start to settle down, Wanless said.

Into Monday, Oroville will see another chance of rain before 2 p.m., followed by a chance of showers and thundersto­rms between 2-4 p.m. Later into the day, a possibilit­y of a thundersto­rm and more are likely after 4 p.m.

The week will bring Butte County a forecast that will

include slight chances of showers and more wind on Monday and Tuesday. As the weekend approaches, the county will see a gradual climb in temperatur­es with Saturday and Sunday both hitting over 90 degrees with the exception of Magalia which remain in the high 80s.

Wanless said that the

National Weather Service is trying to communicat­e that there will be a change of snow showers in the Sierras.

“If anyone has plans to be there, we want them to be aware of the winter weather,” Wanless said. “Some people might have already packed up their snow chains for the Spring.”

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