Thankfully, the wind is cooperating much better today in northern California. Our weather is still quite hot for this time of year and very dry. There is plenty of haze and smoke from the Fawn Fire overhead, and it isn't leaving yet. Shasta County will have most of the haze and smoke to deal with due to its proximity to the Fawn Fire, but there won't be a lot of wind tonight or tomorrow to push the smoke away from other areas, either. We can expect a mostly clear, hazy and mild night. Lows will range from the 30s and 40s in the mountains to the 50s and 60s in the valley and foothills. Saturday will be mostly sunny and hazy, but not as hot as Friday. Highs will range from the 70s and 80s in the mountains and foothills to the 90s in the valley.
Saturday will signal a change in our weather pattern for the first weekend of autumn and beyond. A cooling trend begins Saturday and Sunday, and will get enhanced even more early next week as a Pacific storm moves over the West Coast. We can expect increasing clouds Monday along with stronger breezes, and more wind Tuesday with a further cooldown. Rain is possible in our area from this storm, but it will most likely be light, and the mountains will receive most of it. We'll have lingering breezes Wednesday, a quiet break Thursday and more breezes possible next Friday. Valley lows will remain in the seasonable 50s and lower 60s, while valley highs will fall from the 90s to the 70s by Tuesday before warming late next week.