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.
High pressure is still off the coast. Today will be sunny with temperatures a little cooler. This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a low pressure area and frontal system moving across the Gulf of Alaska. This system will reach Western Canada and the drop southward across Northern California and Nevada...eventually ending up over Southern California by midweek (see map below).
The low will move across the north state Sunday afternoon and early Monday. This system has very limited moisture and will only bring light showers to the higher elevations north and east of the valley late Sunday and early Monday. Snow levels will be around 4000 feet. Gusty southwest to northwest winds will occur Sunday.
Late Monday through next weekend we will be back to a weather pattern with high pressure just off the coast. The north state will have mostly sunny skies and above normal temperatures. Strong and gusty north to northeast winds will occur Monday through early Wednesday.