Aug 12, 2014 9:00 PM by Kris Kuyper
Temperatures cooled down today, and that trend should continue tomorrow as yet another disturbance from the Pacific will influence the North State. It will further enhance the delta breeze (along with breaking high pressure down a bit more), resulting in a cooler day with high temperatures well below average for August!
This incoming disturbance kicked up the southwesterly winds aloft, which blew most of the residual monsoon moisture eastward into Nevada, so we didn't see much mountain thunderstorm activity on Tuesday. As this disturbance moves through Wednesday, it will bring it's own moisture & instability, which will fuel afternoon mountain thunderstorms Wednesday, mostly near the Oregon border. Temperatures will slowly warm to near normal by this weekend, and there shouldn't be any big mountain storms from Thursday through the weekend.
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