More Valley Sunshine this Weekend

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High pressure continues to dominate the Pacific keeping the storm track well to our north and blocking any new systems from reaching our region. The biggest change this weekend will be at the coast as off-shore dry flow switches to on-shore moist flow bringing more clouds, patchy morning fog and cooler temperatures. Inland valleys will see increasing sunshine in the afternoon hours this weekend which means warmer temperatures to the areas that have struggled to climb out the 30s this week. Freezing and dense fog will develop in the overnight and morning hours but will lift quicker this weekend, though motorists should be prepared for slick roads due to the freezing fog.

Next week high pressure strengthens again bringing more dense fog and cloudy conditions to west side valleys. With high pressure lingering and a persistent inversion the Air Stagnation Advisory has been extended into next Saturday the 25th. You can check current air quality levels for your city on the weather homepage under ‘weather links.’ While air stagnation not only impacts air quality it also means fire fighters can’t conduct prescribed burns to prepare for is potentially going to be an active fire season. Even though it’s not fire season, keep fire safety in mind!

Thanks for logging on and have a great weekend!

Meteorologist Megan Parry

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