Be prepared for a brisk start to your Friday, and then sunny skies and warmer temperatures ahead for your Friday afternoon. The area of low pressure that brought gusty winds to northern California on Thursday is now well off to our east and high pressure is building into the West Coast from the eastern Pacific. This will result in dry weather, clear skies, and a decent warming trend through Saturday afternoon. A Frost Advisory is in effect in the southern half of Trinity County through 9am Friday morning. No other watches or warnings have been issued for today, and conditions look all around mild for this time of year. Skies are clear to start your Friday and we'll have abundant sunshine through the day, so make sure to grab your sunglasses and bundle up before you head out the door. Temperatures are starting out in the 40's to 50's in teh valley and foothills, while mountain areas have mostly dipped into the 20's to 30's overnight. Winds are out of the northeast to around 10mph this morning, and will be up to 10mph out of variable directions as we head into this afternoon. Humidity is expected to stay on the lower end, and will dip to below 20 percent later today. High temperatures are projected to end up in the lower 80's in the valley, mid 60's to mid 70's in the foothills and Sierra, and in the mid to upper 70's in the Northern Mountains Friday afternoon.
Saturday will be sunny and a little warmer than Friday. It looks like a great day to enjoy some time outdoors, and maybe hit up your favorite pumpkin patch. Valley areas will start out in the 40's to 50's and will end up in the mid 80's on Saturday afternoon. Foothill areas will start out in the 40's to 50's and will mostly top out in the 70's on Saturday, while mountain areas start out in the 20's to 30's and end up in the 70's to lower 80's. A quick moving wet system is projected to approach the Pacific Northwest late Saturday night into Sunday and will bring cooler temperatures and the potential for rain and snow showers back to northern California late in the day on Sunday. The latest models are showing showers moving into the coast in the afternoon, and then becoming widespread across northern California Sunday night. The potential for showers will linger through Monday morning in the Sierra, but we'll be drying out on Monday. Snow levels are projected to drop down into the 5000' to 6000' range Sunday night through early Monday. A few inches of snow will be possible in our higher elevations by Monday morning. Temperatures will top out in the low to mid 70's in the valley on Sunday afternoon, while foothlil and mountain areas dip back into the 60's.
We'll dry out through the day on Monday, but temperatures will be chily. Valley areas are projected to top out in the low to mid 60's, while foothill and mountain aresa mostly end up in tehe 50's. We'll stay dry and warm by around 5 degrees on Tuesday. Another wet and cooler system will then take aim at northern California for the middle to latter part of next week. Showers will likely return to our region on Wednesday, and we'll stay cool with the potential for more wet weather late next week into next weekend!