Jul 17, 2014 9:39 PM by Kris Kuyper
The delta breeze kept blowing today, which kept Valley temperatures nice (for July). Since the delta breeze can't climb into the mountains, the higher elevations were actually warmer than the Valley in some areas! Expect little change in our temperatures through early next week, as high pressure shouldn't change much, and neither will the strength of our friend the delta breeze. We will begin to clear out some of this monsoon moisture that has made it a bit muggy the past few days, however.
The mountains, especially the Sierra Nevada, saw some strong thunderstorms develop on Thursday. The first one dropped over 1" of rain on the east side of Lassen Park in the afternoon! More thunderstorms developed in Plumas county, near Portola (which is east of Quincy)... also dropping locally heavy rain and some small to moderate sized hail. These storms should weaken after sunset, but could re-fire up again Friday afternoon... and in the afternoon hours this weekend as well!
The good news is no serious heat is in sight for a while... so enjoy the nice (for July) weather!