It has been a comfortable Friday for northern California with cooler than average temperatures, some clouds, and a little less smoke than we've gotten used to. A slight chance for rain is coming tomorrow, but it will be light for everyone. A cold front is approaching the West Coast at this time, and will arrive tomorrow. Tonight we can expect increasing clouds and cool temperatures, with chance for mountain showers by morning. Lows will range from the 30s and 40s in the mountains to mainly the 50s in the foothills and the valley. Saturday will be a mostly cloudy, breezy and cooler day with only light amounts of rain possible for mainly higher terrain locations. Highs will stay mainly in the 60s and 70s for all locations.
The rain-making disturbance will leave northern California fairly quickly late Saturday, but unsettled weather will remain in our area for a few days afterward. We can expect fewer clouds Sunday through Wednesday with gusty wind and warming temperatures. Unfortunately our fire danger will rise again as the gusty, warm, and dry weather pattern resumes. A strong ridge will then build over California and the West Coast for the latter half of next week. The wind will weaken and the weather will continue to get warmer as a result. Highs will begin the weekend in the 60s and lower to mid 70s, but will then warm from the 70s into the 80s through the week, with more 80s and 90s possible by next Thursday and Friday.