Be prepared for a a cooler start to the day before you head out the door, but warmer temperatures on the way for your Thursday afternoon. The weak system that brought the last shot of rain and snow to our region yesterday has now moved off to the east, and we have high pressure building into the West Coast from the Pacific. This will result in sunny skies, breezy north winds, and warmer high temperatures. Valley and foothill areas are starting out in the 30's to lower 40's, and mountain areas are in the teens to 20's this morning. Winds will be out of the north up to 25mph, with potential for gusts up to around 30mph this afternoon. Skies will be sunny through the day. High temperatures are projected to end up in the low to mid 60's in the valley, mostly in the mid to upper 50's in the foothills, and in the 40's to lower 50's in most mountain areas later today.
The high pressure off the coast in the Pacific is projected to be the dominant feature in your forecast late this week and this weekend. Skies will continue to be sunny to mostly sunny through Sunday, and temperatures will continue to warm into this weekend. If you live in the valley you can expect low temperatures in the 30's to lower 40's, and high temperatures in the mid to high 60's from Friday through Sunday. If you live in the foothills you can expect low temperatures in the 30's to 40's and high temperatures in the 50's to 60's from Friday through Sunday. If you live in the mountains you can expect low temperatures in the teens to 20's and high tmeperatures in the 40's to 50's from Friday through Sunday. Breezy north winds will continue to be possible on Friday, but winds are not expected to be as strong this weekend. Looks like a great few days to get outside.
The latest model trend is backing off on the potential for wet weather returning for most of our region next week, but we may see some clouds increasing on Monday. Overnight low temperatures will not change much heading into next week, but high temperatures are not expected to be as warm as what we'll have this weekend. Currently, the best potential for any wet weather looks to be confined to some of our higher elevations on Tuesday afternoon, but models could change over the next several days. We'll continue to monitor this pattern and keep you up to date on any potential for more much needed wet weather on the way to northern California.