Nov 27, 2015 10:35 AM by Cort Klopping
Strong winds, and chilly temperatures are ahead for your Black Friday forecast. Temperatures have dipped into the mid 30's to low 40's in the valley, and mountain areas have dropped into the low teens to mid 20's overnight. Afternoon high temperatures will only climb into the mid 50's for the valley, and into the low 30's to mid 40's in the mountains. The Northern Mountains will be in the 40's, while most cities in the Sierra will stay in the 30's. Winds will be the biggest issue in today's forecast. Valley, Foothills, and the Sierra will have sustained winds to 20mph out of the North, and gusts up to 35mph. The Northern Mountains will have winds up to 20mph out of the East. Winds could cause trees to topple over, and may impact power lines.
Winds will diminish tonight, and the region will be left with light winds this weekend. The drop in winds will result in much colder overnight low temperatures. Valley areas will bottom out in the high 20's to low 30's, and mountain areas could dip into the single digits to teens over the next couple of mornings. High temperatures will be slightly cooler this weekend as well, but only by about 3 to 4 degrees.
Clouds will return to the region early next week, and that will help keep overnight low temperatures a bit warmer. The next chance for showers will arrive in the region for the middle of next week, and last through the end of next week. I hope everyone has a fantastic Friday, and a wonderful weekend!