Get that umbrella and jacket handy before you head out the door this morning. Showers have become more widespread across Northern California overnight, and are expected to continue over the next few days. Showers are expected to be most widespread this morning, and will then become lighter and scattered this afternoon. There is a slight potential for thunderstorms in the North end of the valley this afternoon. Temperatures have only dipped into the low to mid 60's in the valley overnight, and into the 40's to 50's in the mountains this morning. Winds are starting out of the North to around 10mph, but will become out of the Southwest to around 10mph this afternoon. Humidity is expected to stay above 40 percent this afternoon. High temperatures are projected to top out in the mid to high 70's in the valley this afternoon, and in the mid 60's to low 70's in the mountains. Wet and cooler conditions will result in low to moderate fire danger today.
Temperatures are expected to cool over the next couple of days, with Thursday projected to be the coolest day of your extended forecast. Valley areas will end up in the low to mid 70's on Thursday. Showers will be likely on both Wednesday and Thursday, and the potential for thunderstorms will become a bit more likely on Wednesday and will then be possible in the mountains on Thursday. Up to two thirds of an inch of rain will be possible across the valley, with higher totals likely in some Northern Mountain areas.
Skies are expected to clear for most of Northern California on Friday, but the potential for showers will continue along the North Coast. Skies will be sunny in the valley by Saturday, and are expected to stay sunny through the start of next week. Temperatures will end up back in the mid to high 70's this weekend, and will then climb back into the high 70's to low 80's on Monday. More showers will be possible next week.