Rain next week?

Oct 21, 2015 10:25 PM by Kris Kuyper

We enjoyed more nice fall weather around the North State today, and while it will cool a bit by the weekend, it will still be nice. Bigger changes are coming next week: rain!

High pressure continues to keep us sunny and warm in the afternoon, although those long October nights are allowing our low temperatures to drop nicely. We'll notice a few high clouds from the Pacific sneak through tomorrow, but it still should be a nice day Thursday.

A Pacific storm will graze northern California this weekend, cooling us down a bit... especially Sunday. This should bring a few showers on Sunday to the Siskiyous, but no further south. We'll all notice partly to mostly cloudy skies by Sunday.

Next week will start sunny and mild again, but another Pacific storm will target us by midweek next week, and this one is now looking like it will move into northern California! It's still a long ways out, but it looks like a nice fall storm. Not a huge one, but certainly bigger than anything we've seen so far. Of interest is what will happen with Hurricane Olaf, which is currently southwest of Hawaii. There's a chance moisture from Olaf gets pulled into the developing system, and that would greatly enhance it's rainfall potential. Models are not doing this, but it will be close... so it definitely bears watching.

But until then, enjoy the beautiful fall weather, and the beautiful fall colors now starting to appear in the mountains!


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