Our weather continues to be dominated by the effects of the smoke on our temperatures as well as our health. Isolated showers and thunderstorms have been quickly moving our our region, but thankfully there haven't been too many lightning strikes. Tonight there will be a slight chance for additional thunderstorms over the higher terrain, but a fairly quiet, smoky, hazy night for most of us. Lows will range from the 40s and 50s in the mountains to the 60s and 70s for the foothills and valley. Tuesday will bring another day of isolated mountain thunderstorms along with smoky sunshine and heat. Highs will range from the 80s and lower 90s in the mountains to mainly the 90s in the foothills and valley.
The weather pattern for the rest of the week and this weekend appears to be fairly benign for northern California. High pressure over the Four Corners states will continue to battle a fairly consistent trough of low pressure over the Pacific Northwest, with our area in a quiet area between them. We will still have plenty of hazy, smoky sunshine through the end of the week, but the amount of smoke should gradually lessen into the weekend and early next week unless more fires begin burning. Highs will be close to or slightly hotter than average for the last week of August. The mountains can expect 80s and lower 90s for highs, while the foothills and valley will have 90s and some lower 100s through early next week.