Expecting An Active End to the Weekend

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Showers and storms Friday were few and far between in northern California an southern Lake County.  That’s how it’s going to be Saturday afternoon, so enjoy the relative calm weather we’ll see Saturday before the storms erupt Sunday afternoon.

There is a trough of low pressure that is a fair distance offshore, but by Saturday evening, it will track eastward and over the west coast.  As it does, moisture from the southeast pushes in, and with plenty of available instability, widespread thunderstorms will develop Sunday and Monday.  In anticipation, the fire weather watch that begins Sunday has been increased to a fire weather warning.  It goes into effect at 5 PM Sunday evening and continues through 5 Am Tuesday morning.

This next round of storms is concerning because fire fighting resources are already occupied with multiple fires burning in the region.  Fortunately, the thunderstorm activity begins to wind down by Tuesday, with mostly sunny skies returning by the end of next week.  High temperatures will continue to be slightly above average.

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Chief Meteorologist Kate McKenna