Feb 22, 2016 10:30 AM by Cort Klopping
Sunny skies, warmer temperatures, and modest North winds are ahead for your Monday. Showers that brushed the region last night are now tracking well off to the East into the Great Basin, and high pressure is building back into the West Coast. Temperatures are starting out in the low to mid 40's in the valley, and in the mid 20's to low 40's in the mountains. Afternoon high temperatures will climb into the high 60's to low 70's in the valley, and into the high 40's to mid 50's in the mountains. Winds will be out of the North from 10 to 15mph for most areas. The northern end of the valley will have gusts up to around 25mph.
Temperatures will continue to become warmer over the next several days, with valley areas climbing into the mid 70's by Thursday. Winds will be stronger out of the North on Tuesday, and could gust to around 40mph. Winds will begin to diminish on Wednesday, and more clouds will return to the region. Dry weather is expected to continue throughout your entire work week, with a slight chance of showers returning to the Northern Zones of the state on Friday night. Models are currently split on whether or not showers will spread across the region on Saturday. Dry conditions will then return for Sunday, before another chance for showers returns for the start of next week. I hope everyone enjoys the spring like weather on the way for this week, and has a marvelous Monday!