Be prepared for another very warm and dry day across Northern California. Dress for heat by wearing light clothing, drink plenty of water, and don't forget your sunglasses on your way out the door this morning. Temperatures have stayed very warm overnight. Valley areas are starting the day in the 60's this morning, and mountain areas are mostly starting out in the 40's early today. Skies will be staying sunny to mostly sunny this afternoon, but we will have a slight chance for a shower popping up in the Shasta County mountains this afternoon and evening. Winds are mostly light and out of the North this morning, but will shift to become out of the South to 10mph this afternoon. High temperatures will stay in the 15 to 20 degree above average range this afternoon. Valley areas are projected to end up anywhere between 88 to 93 degrees, and mountain areas will end up in the mid 70's to mid 80's this afternoon.
A modest but welcome cooling trend will start to take hold of Northern California on Friday. Temperatures will drop by around 5 degrees compared to your Thursday afternoon, and that puts most valley areas in the mid 80's on Friday. The cooling will continue through your weekend, but we're expecting to stay dry in your weekend forecast. Temperatures will end up in the low 80's on Saturday and then in the mid to high 70's on Sunday. There will be a chance for showers in the mountains on Sunday afternoon and evening. Temperatures will continue to cool as we make our way through the start of next week, and there will be a decent chance for showers in the mountains and the North valley on Monday and Tuesday. Models are currently hinting at the potential for more wet weather on the way for the latter part of next week.