Today continues to be like the rest of the week with temperatures well above normal and sunny skies persisting, today may in fact be the hottest day of the week. The big difference today will be the shift in winds out of the south this afternoon ahead of a cold front, this shift in winds will bring more smoke to the valleys and northern California today while clearing out smoke in some areas in the basin. The strength of the winds today will not be the story, the direction will, but through the weekend the wind speeds will become the story. A cold front passing through will lead to some strong winds across the area, something to keep in mind during your outdoor activities and remember Fire Danger Level is at ‘Extreme.’
The cold front will pass through late Saturday dropping temperatures about 10 degrees from today and almost 20 degrees for some areas on Monday! The passing of this front could bring some light showers to the coast on Saturday into Sunday and if we get some instability in the mix inland we have enough moisture from the monsoon that we could see an isolated thunderstorm or two. The thunderstorm chance is slight, but I’m not ruling it out, if nothing else we’ll see a few more clouds build in the region tomorrow, especially east of the Cascades.
The cooler temperatures are short lived as tropical storm Leslie continues moving north it looks like she will influence the jetstream enough to push a ridge into our region, warming temperatures by midweek.
Enjoy your football Friday it looks like across the area tonight will be fairly warm and clear!
Have a great weekend and give thanks to Grandma and Grandpa this Sunday on National Grandparents Day!
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Meteorologist Megan Parry