Sep 3, 2015 10:24 AM by Cort Klopping
Cooler temperatures, breezy winds out of the Southeast, and partly cloudy skies will be ahead for your Thursday forecast. The cooling trend that arrived in the region on Wednesday will ramp up today, and even cooler temperatures are projected for Friday. Temperatures are starting out in the high 50's to mid 60's in the valley this morning, and in the low 40's to low 50's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the low to mid 80's in the valley, and into the low 70's to around 80 degrees in the mountains. Winds will be out of the Southeast to 10mph for the entire region today, with the potential for gusts up to around 20mph. A modest rebound in humidity values will help to leave the region under lower fire danger this afternoon.
Temperatures are expected to be cooler on Friday, and are only projected to climb into the mid to high 70's in the valley. There will be a chance for light showers in the far northern zones of the state, with the best chance along the Oregon border. A light dusting of snow will also be possible along the higher peaks of the Sierra and Cascade mountain ranges. Dry conditions return to the region on Saturday, and temperatures will rebound into the low to mid 80's for the valley. Overnight low temperatures will dip into the low to mid 50's for Friday through Sunday morning. Warmer temperatures will return for the start of next week, with valley locations climbing back into the low to mid 90's. I hope everyone is ready for the cooler temperatures over the next couple of days, and has a great Thursday!