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Storm Tracker Forecast - More High Clouds, But Warmer Weather Friday, Too

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We had a lot of clouds over northern California Thursday, but almost no wet weather to show for them. We can expect fewer clouds tonight and another round of clouds tomorrow. Despite the clouds, we'll be warmer Friday. The latest in a long series of Pacific storms has moved over the West Coast, but Oregon benefited much more than California. We've only had light showers and stronger breezes. The clouds will thin briefly overnight and lows will cool further, from the lower 30s in the mountains to the upper 40s in the valley and foothills. Friday will be mostly cloudy north and partly cloudy south. A ridge will warm our highs despite the clouds, ranging from 60s in the mountains to 70s and lower 80s in the valley and foothills.

The ridge warming our weather Friday will continue its warming trend this weekend. The extent of the warming will be tempered by clouds from time to time Saturday and Sunday, but we'll still be well above average. A large, broad trough of low pressure centered over the Gulf of Alaska will push the jetstream back toward northern California next week, and highs will cool to just a few degrees above average by Wednesday. A strengthening of the jet overhead next Thursday and Friday will bring stronger wind for the end of the week, and only a slight chance of showers. We'll mainly get wind. Valley lows will warm from the 40s into the 50s and lower 60s, while valley highs will range from the upper 70s to the lower 90s next week.

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