It felt like the end of a summer week rather than an autumn week around northern California today, and we haven't seen the end of the heat yet. Although it won't be as hot going forward, we still have a toasty weekend ahead. The Red Flag Warning continues through Saturday morning due to continued gusty wind and dry air. Tonight will be another clear night with lingering breezes and a wide range of lows. Overnight lows will range from the 20s, 30s and 40s in the mountains to the 50s and 60s in the foothills and the valley. Saturday will be another bright and breezy day with move above average heat. Highs will range from the mid 70s and 80s in the mountains, and from the mid 80s to the mid 90s in the foothills and the valley.
Although the ridge which is currently overhead will continue to control our weather through the weekend and into early next week, it will weaken at a slow and steady pace, allowing for a gradual cooling of our highs to more seasonable levels. The weather appears to be very dry, however, and no good chances of rain are in our forecast through the end of next week. Unless something changes drastically, we'll have no good chances for rain through the end of October, either. Highs will slowly fall from the upper 80s and lower 90s for the foothills and valley this weekend to the more seasonable upper 70s and lower 80s by late next week. The mountains will also cool from the 80s into the upper 60s and lower 70s by late next week.