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 over the west coast and today will be a repeat of yesterday. This morning's satellite picture (below) shows that the closed or cutoff low has formed out to our west. This system will drift slowly eastward and will be over Northern California by Saturday (see map below).
Thursday we will see an increase in afternoon cumulus over the mountains with a few thunderstorms possible . Temperatures Thursday will cool but still be above normal. Friday and Saturday scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected over the foothills and mountains. Isolated thunderstorms are possible in the valley Friday and Saturday afternoon and evening. Temperatures Friday and Saturday will be a few degrees below normal. Sunday the the thunderstorms will be confined to the higher elevations as the low moves east of our area.
Monday high pressure rebuilds along the coast and by Tuesday and Wednesday we will be back to sunny skies with above normal temperatures.
The Old Forecaster