Our weather continues to be dominated by all the fires burning around California, and the smoke they're creating is effecting our weather by cooling it significantly. Dense Smoke Advisories continue for our eastern counties, but almost every will be smoky. Tonight will be a quiet night with a mostly clear sky above all the smoke. Lows will range from the 40s and 50s in the mountains to the 60s and lower 70s in the foothills and the valley. Both Saturday and Sunday will mostly sunny above the blanket of smoke, but many of us will only have smoky, hazy sunshine. Due to the smoke, highs will range mainly from the 80s to the lower 90s, but the few areas which do receive more sun will be seasonably hotter.
The ridge of high pressure which has controlled our weather much of the month will be held at bay to our east for most of the coming week by several troughs of low pressure moving over the Pacific Northwest. Some moisture will be drawn northward Sunday through next Tuesday and isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible, but little to no rain will fall. We can expect a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky above all the smoke through next week, but the smoke will still be a big part of our forecast, keeping temperatures cooler than average for many areas. Although 100s cannot be ruled out, few areas will get enough sun for that kind of heat. Highs through next week will be mainly in the 80s and 90s.