Fantastic weather on Friday for northern California with seasonably hot temperatures, a sunny sky and light to moderate breezes. Although our weather will remain hot and dry, fire danger won't be quite as high on Saturday. Tonight will be a quiet and clear night for the mountains, foothills and central valley of northern California, with lows ranging from the 40s and 50s in the mountains to the 60s and lower 70s in the foothills and the valley. Saturday will be another sunny day as we begin the month of August, and it will be slightly hotter than Friday with weaker wind. Highs will range from the upper 80s and 90s in the mountains to the 90s and lower 100s for the foothills and valley.
A small disturbance will clip the Pacific Northwest and northern California on Sunday, but it will only bring a few more clouds, stronger breezes, and a minor cooling of our hot summer highs. Our area will remain between a trough of low pressure to the northwest and a ridge of high pressure to the southeast through much of next week. We will have a gradual cooling of our highs through much of next week with a mostly sunny to sunny sky. A stronger trough of low pressure will move overhead Thursday, bringing a little more wind along with the cooling, but high pressure returns on Friday. Highs will remain in the 80s and lower 90s in the mountains, with 90s and lower 100s in the valley.