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.
There is another weak upper level low pressure area off the Southern California coast (see satellite picture below). This low will remain stationary until midday Monday. Today and Sunday the inland areas of Northern California will be mostly sunny with some afternoon cumulus clouds over the mountains. There is a chance of isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the higher elevations east of the valley. Temperatures today will be 3 to 6 degrees above normal and 5 to 10 degrees above normal Sunday and Monday. Winds will be light.
Monday afternoon the low will begin move northward and will move across the north state Tuesday and early Wednesday. (see map below). During this time we will see some clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will cool back to below normal.
Thursday through next weekend the jetstream will be to our north across the Pacific Northwest and Canada. During this time we will see mostly sunny skies with a few mid and high clouds from storms moving by to our north. Temperatures will be near normal. Winds will be light.
The Old Forecaster.