This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.
A strong high pressure ridge is over the western U.S. and off the west coast. The high will remain in place for the at least the next week, although it will weaken a little by Thursday and Friday. (see map below). Temperatures will be hotter today, with more warming Sunday. Sunday through Tuesday we will see high temperatures 10 to 18 degrees above normal and some north valley areas could reach or exceed the 110 degree mark. Sub tropical moisture will begin to move northward. Sunday there will be an increase in afternoon cumulus clouds over the Sierra Crest. Monday and Tuesday there will be afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the areas north and east of the valley. Gusty north winds will occur today and Sunday.
Temperatures will start to slowly cool Wednesday and by Friday and weekend will down to 3 to 7 degrees above normal. Wednesday through the weekend the north state will have sunny skies inland with fog and low clouds at the coast.
The Old Forecaster.