Today was very similar to yesterday – morning sunshine with clouds building in throughout the warm afternoon. That cloud cover will continue to thicken through the overnight hours. A change is on the way, something a bit out of the ordinary for late June, but it will only be temporary.
We’ve been talking about this next system for over a week, and with good reason. It’s the first time in a while that measurable rainfall is in the cards. While exact amounts are hard to determine, the coast can expect the most in the region. But both the mountains and the valley could see up to a quarter of an inch Wednesday into Wednesday night. Rain chances are still in the forecast for the basin and northern California, but the totals will be less. Most locations can expect less than a tenth of an inch. We will also get a break from the summer heat tomorrow. Most of us will see highs about ten degrees cooler than today.
A few showers are still possible Thursday morning, but the bulk of the moisture from Wednesday will have exited the area. Even through Friday, a stray shower is possible on the coast and in the mountains, but probability is low. Clouds will try to stick around for Saturday, but sunshine works its way in for Sunday and the beginning of next week. Enjoy the cool down while we have it, because 90′s are in the forecast, at least for the valley, by next Tuesday.
Chief Meteorologist Kate McKenna