We started out mostly sunny but thin clouds increased across Northern California during our Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures were still above average, and winds were out of the South to around 15mph. High temperatures mostly topped out in the mid 80's in the valley, in the low to mid 70's in the foohtills, and in the 70's in the mountains. Clouds will thin out tonight and we'll have sunny to mostly sunny skies on the way for your Wednesday.
Temperatures are not expected to change much on Wednesday, but gusty North winds will develop across our region. We'll be starting out in the high 40's to mid 50's in the valley and foothills, while mountain areas dip into the 30's to 40's overnight. High temperatures will end up in the mid 80's in the valley on Wednesday, while moutain and foothill areas mostly top out in the 70's. Low humidity and gusty North winds will bring increased fire danger into our Wednesday forecast. Humidity is expected to dip down to around 10 percent in the afternoon. Sustained winds out of the North could reach 20mph, and gusts up to around 35mph will be possible. Please make sure to be very careful with the elevated fire danger tomorrow.
Temperatures will climb into the low to mid 90's on Thursday in the valley, and winds will still be gusty early in the day. Gusts are expected to reach 25mph out of the North on Thursday morning, but should calm to around 10mph by the afternoon. Mountain and foothill areas can expect temperatures to warm into the 70's to mid 80's on Thursday afternoon. The warming trend will continue into Friday, when some high temperature records could be in jeopardy. The current projection puts valley areas in the mid to high 90's on Friday afternoon, but we cannot rule out some areas ending up in the triple digits for the first time this year. Foothill and mountain areas will top out in the mid to high 80's on Friday.
We'll be around a degree or two cooler on Saturday, but some areas may still see the potential for new high temperature records set that afternoon. Clouds will start to move into Northern California through the day on Saturday and we'll be partly cloudy by Saturday evening. Partly cloudy skies, dry weather, and slightly cooler temperatures are projected for your Mothers Day Forecast on Sunday. Valley areas are still expected to end up in the high 80's to low 90's, while mountain and foothill areas end up in the 70's to low 80's. Winds will mostly be out of the South to 15mph this weekend. Temperatures will continue to cool through the start of next week, and the potential for showers will be returning to Northern California. The best chance for showers will be in the mountains on Monday, with a slight chance for some valley showers on Monday night into Tuesday. Temperatures will be back in the low 80's in the valley on Monday and into the mid 70's on Tuesday.