Mild and warm conditions are expected over the next several days across northern California. High pressure centered in the Eastern Pacific has now extended across northern California and this will keep our region dry and warm through your extended forecast. The good news is that winds will be staying light, but the bad news is that we do not have any decent chances for rain over the next 7 days. Temperatures will start out close to average in the mornings, but will end up well above average for the afternoons. Temperatures are starting out in the 30's to 40's in the valley, in the 40's to 50's in the foothills, and in the 20's to 30's in the mountains this morning. Winds are mostly calm, and out of the north and east to start the day. 10mph winds out of the north will be possible this afternoon, but most of us will continue to have calm winds. Humidity is expected to dip into the 10 to 20 percent range across most of our region, so we are staying fairly dry. High temperatures are projected to end up in the upper 70's to mid 80's in the valley, in the low to mid 70's in the foothills, and in the 70's to low 80's across the mountains this afternoon. Fire danger will mostly be in the moderate range, but the very dry fuels and low humidity are a concern.
Not much of a change is expected for your Friday forecast, but temperatures are expected to warm by a few degrees through this weekend. Valley areas can expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, and high temperatures in the low to mid 80's on Saturday for Halloween. Foothill and mountain areas will also be sunny to mostly sunny and will have high temperatures mostly ranging in the low to mid 70's on Saturday. Sunday will be very similar to Saturday this weekend. I do want to take another chance to remind you that we will have the end of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday at 2 a.m., so you'll want to remember to set your clocks back an hour this weekend.
Low pressure passing through to our north will bring a very modest dip in high temperatures to our region early to mid-week next week, but we'll continue to see above average high temperatures. Most of us will only see a drop back down to around what's projected for this afternoon in the Monday through Wednesday timeframe. Longer range models are showing some breezy north winds returning towards the end of next week, and then a chance for wet weather finally returning next weekend.