Expect low clouds and fog through the day for many areas in the valleys with our best chance of the week to see some sunshine in the afternoon comes in tomorrow, Groundhog’s Day. A dry spell continue through the weekend as does air quality concerns as high pressure remains in control of the area. This means the inversion will persist keeping the mountains warmer than the valleys and basins that get trapped in the cold air, low clouds and fog. The high pressure shifts inland during the day today and that will help shift the winds, and well start to see increasing chances for afternoon sunshine, with the best chance starting tomorrow. We’ll see change on Tuesday when a front moves through and finally breaks the inversion. We’ll see light precipitation on Tuesday with the passing of this front with a stronger system moving in Thursday bringing windy conditions and heavier precipitation. What this means for air quality is that if we don’t see a big improvement on Tuesday, we will on Thursday when the stronger storms move in.
This storm system that will bring precipitation next week will bring high waves to the coastline this weekend with occasional waves reaching 25 feet. Extra caution should be taken at the coast this weekend.
Tomorrow is Groundhog’s Day and my forecast is that Phil will not see his shadow and Spring will come early! Like me on Facebook and share your weather photo’s on my page. Thanks for logging on and have a great weekend!
Meteorologist Megan Parry