Aug 10, 2015 9:51 AM by Cort Klopping
Below average temperatures, and clearing skies are ahead for your Monday. Showers, and thunderstorms have been tracking North along the Eastern Slopes of the Sierra overnight, but that activity is expected to taper off of the next couple of hours. Skies will clear as the short wave tracking through the north state makes it's way into Oregon by mid day. Temperatures are starting out in the mid to high 60's in the valley this morning, and the mountains are in the mid 40's to mid 50's. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the high 80's to low 90's in the valley, and mountain areas will be in the low to mid 80's. Winds will be a factor in your Monday forecast, with sustained winds in the valley reaching 10mph out of the South, and gusts topping 20mph. Mountain areas will have sustained winds to 15mph out of the Southwest, with gusts to 25mph.
Temperatures will be cooler on Tuesday, and will continue to fluctuate through the end of the week. Most areas of the valley will only be in the mid 80's to low 90's over the next few days. A low pressure system off the coast of California will leave the region with the cooler conditions and a slight potential for active weather in the Northern Mountains and Coastal Range. Smoke will continue to be a big issue for air quality over the next several days, with the biggest issues taking place in the Northern Mountains, and the northern end of the valley. Temperatures will heat back into the mid 90's to low triple digits for the upcoming weekend. I hope everyone stays safe with the poor air quality across the region today, and has a marvelous Monday!