The storm bringing winter-like weather in late summer to the Central Rockies is also bringing the windy and cooler weather to northern California. Thankfully our wind will weaken tonight through Wednesday, but the fire danger will remain very high until that time. Tonight we can expect a gradual weakening of the wind and the temperatures will cool further. The mountains can expect lows in the 30s and 40s which are the coolest of the season thus far. Daytime highs will be similar to this afternoon, but the wind will be much weaker. Highs on Wednesday will rise into the 80s and lower 90s in the mountains, with mainly 90s and lower 100s for most foothill and valley locations.
A strong ridge of high pressure will stay in control of our weather, and the conditions around northern California will become much more tranquil late this week through Saturday. Another trough of low pressure will move over the Pacific Northwest Sunday through early next week, and that will usher in cooler air, a few more clouds, and a return of the light to moderate breezes to our area. Thankfully the wind shouldn't be as strong as it was today, and fire danger shouldn't be as bad either. Overnight lows will return to the 40s and 50s in the mountains with mainly 60s for the foothills and valley. Highs will range from the 80s to the 90s from the mountains to the valley.