Aug 12, 2015 10:36 AM by Cort Klopping
Sunny/hazy conditions, slightly warmer high temperatures, and lighter winds are ahead for your Wednesday. Haze from the fires burning across the north state are not having as big of an impact on the valley this morning due to winds out of the East, but those winds are expected to shift this afternoon. Winds will become out of the South later on today, and that will allow smoke from the Jerusalem Fire to have more of an impact on the valley. Clouds have cleared out overnight as a ridge of high pressure has built West into the north state. There is still influence from low pressure off the coast limiting high temperatures today, but hotter conditions will return late this week.
Temperatures have cooled into the low to mid 60's for the valley this morning, and low 40's to mid 50's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the 89 to 94 degree range in the valley this afternoon, and into the low to mid 80's for most mountain areas. Winds will only be out of the South to 10mph this afternoon.
Low pressure off the coast is expected to track into the Pacific Northwest on Thursday night, and that will leave the Northern Mountains with a chance of showers. As that low pressure continues to track away from the north state high pressure will continue to build into the region. Temperatures are expected to climb back into the mid 90's to low triple digits for the valley on Friday. The peak of the upcoming heat will be ahead for Saturday as the valley tops out in the 97 to 104 degree range. Mid 90's to low triple digits will round out the rest of your 7 day forecast. I hope everyone enjoys these cooler temperatures while they last, stays safe in the hazy conditions across the region, and has a wonderful Wednesday!
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