High pressure remains offshore today providing more sunny skies and warm afternoons through midweek. Today a low pressure cut off from the jetstream will makes it’s way into northern California ushering in clouds by the afternoon with a few of the clouds making their way into southern Oregon. Abundant sunshine will return tomorrow as high pressure takes hold again.
As we head into the weekend a cold front will be able to pass through our region, instead of north of us which has been the set up for the last several months with frontal passages. Since the system will be able to pass directly over us we’ll have our best chance for rain so far this season, for the last several months in fact. Friday we could see showers at the coast and just in land, but as we head into next week another front will pass our region bringing in a good chance for showers for areas west of the Cascades and northern California. We’ve been in a dry spell for several months and could use some much needed rain.
It’s fire prevention week this week, do you have a fire evacuation plan setup in your household? Head to the homepage to find out more about this week. Also keep in mind fire danger level remains at ‘Extreme’ with regulations still in effect, head to the weather links to find out more.
Have a great Columbus Day!
Meteorologist Megan Parry