Apr 29, 2016 11:15 AM by Cort Klopping
Mostly to partly cloudy skies, modest North winds, and warm temperatures are ahead for your Friday. Clouds have helped to trap in the heat from yesterday, and that has left the valley with low temperatures in the mid 50's to low 60's this morning, and mountain areas in the mid 30's to mid 40's. Afternoon high temperatures are projected to climb into the high 70's to low 80's in the valley, and mountain areas will climb into the 60's later today. The blanket of clouds overhead will begin to thin out this afternoon. Winds are projected to be out of the North up to around 10mph.
Much stronger winds, and the slight potential for mountain showers will return to the region tonight. A Wind Advisory will go into effect for the valley at 11pm tonight, and is projected to stay in place until 5pm tomorrow. Winds will gust up to 40mph out of the North, with sustained winds up to 15mph. There will be a slight chance for scattered mountain showers tonight, with the most likely potential for wet weather tracking through the Northern Sierra. Skies will become mostly sunny on Saturday, and temperatures will be around 3 to 5 degrees warmer than Friday afternoon. Slightly warmer temperatures are expected on Sunday. There will be a slight chance for some mountain thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon.
Mild conditions are expected for the start of next week. Temperatures will continue to climb into the low to mid 80's for the valley, with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will dip back into the mid to high 70's with increasing clouds towards the middle of next week. The potential for showers will also return for the middle to latter part of next week, with the best chance for wet weather returning to the region on Thursday. I hope everyone enjoys the warmer weather on the way for your weekend, and has a fantastic Friday!