Some frigid temperatures this morning around the North State. The Valley was down into the 30s, while Mountains had more of the 10s and 20s, but we rebounded nicely into the afternoon. More 60° afternoon temps around the Valley with the mild 50° weather for the higher elevations. Lots of sunshine again as all of the wet weather continues to track North of our region, leaving us still very DRY!
As we continue towards the end of the year, we're going to get more of the same, we'll even see temperatures get even warmer! By the end of the week, we'll see high temps warm up around 65-70° when we should be right around 55° for this time in late December.
It certainly has been a dry end to 2017. Our fire season extended well into late Fall, and we really haven't seen a big Pacific storm system offer us much of anything as far as rain or snow goes here in early Winter. As we head into 2018, it still looks like this dry and warm trend is going to stick around, but long-range models have been hinting at a storm system pushing into the region from the South Pacific for the first weekend of 2018. We'll keep our fingers crossed and hope some of the wet weather can make a return as we continue through Winter.