The heat continues for us, but thankfully it isn't QUITE as hot as it has been recently. The Excessive Heat Warning was extended through Thursday evening, however, so please continue to stay safe and cool. A ridge of high pressure remains in control of the weather over northern California today, but minor changes are coming in the short term. Tonight will stay mostly clear to clear with warmer than average lows. Overnight lows will range from the 40s and 50s in the mountains to the 60s and 70s in the valley and foothills. Thursday will be another mostly sunny to sunny and hot day, but a handful of degrees cooler than Thursday. Highs will range from the 80s and 90s in the foothills and mountains to the 100s in the valley.
Aside from minor cooling the next couple days, our short-term weather pattern will be fairly steady. The big ridge of high pressure which brought all the heat will get broken down this weekend by a trough of low pressure. On the good side, temperatures will be cooler and more seasonable next week. On the bad side, it will at least be breezy next Monday through Wednesday, with windy weather possible. No good chance of valley rain, and little to no mountain rain through the next week ahead, and the wind we get next week won't do us any favors. Highs will cool to more seasonable levels, however. Valley highs will fall from the lower 100s to the 90s this weekend and mainly 80s next week. Lows will slowly cool, too.