May 11, 2016 10:40 AM by Cort Klopping
Sunny skies, very warm temperatures, and breezy conditions are ahead for your Wednesday. Winds will not be as strong in the valley today, and are only expected to be up to 15mph out of the Northwest. The Sierra and Foothill areas will have stronger winds today, and will have the potential for gusts up to 30mph out of the Southeast. Temperatures are starting out in the mid to high 50's in the valley this morning, and mountain areas have dipped into the low 30's to mid 40's overnight. Afternoon high temperatures will climb into the high 80's to low 90's in the valley, and into the low 70's to mid 80's in the mountains.
There will not be much, if any, change in the forecast for Thursday. A very modest drop in temperatures is expected for your Friday, and a few high clouds will settle into the region on Friday afternoon. A very significant drop in temperatures, and the potential for active weather will return to the region this weekend. Valley areas are projected to top out in the mid 70's to low 80's this weekend, and there will be the potential for mountain thunderstorms on Saturday. There will also be a very slight chance for active weather in the valley, but that does not look as likely as what's ahead for the higher elevations. The dry weather this week will also set up elevated fire danger. That elevated fire danger combined with potential thunderstorms is cause for concern heading into the weekend.
Clearing skies, and a warming trend will return to the region next week. I hope everyone finds a good way to beat the heat over the next couple of days, and has a wonderful Wednesday!