Calmer Weather for a Few Days

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The next low pressure to influence our region is hanging out off-shore and will stay there today bringing a few clouds this afternoon, but still expect mostly sunny skies today with areas of smoke and haze. With calmer, warm and dry weather for a few days fire and smoke activity will increase and air quality will deteriorate. The low will push to the coast tomorrow bringing a thicker marine layer and potentially some drizzle and light showers. This low then pushes inland Friday bringing a slight chance for afternoon thunderstorms to the area. There area  lot of limiting factors with this system they may result in a lack of thunderstorm activity.

As we head into the second half of the weekend and next week weather models diverge on the weather pattern. We could see the same setup we saw last week with consecutive days of thunderstorms due to a cut-off low, or we could see sunny and warmer weather with more zonal flow, or northern California could see the bulk of thunderstorms if the low shifts further south. The uncertainty in this forecast will diminish as we head into the weekend and the weather models come into better agreement. Stay tuned to Newswatch12 for the latest on this thunderstorm threat.

Thanks for logging on and have a great Wednesday!

Meteorologist Megan Parry