Still Warm with Incr. Afternoon Smoke

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Another warm, sunny and dry day inland with a frontal boundary bringing clouds and spotty drizzle to the coast. This system will mainly be impacting areas north of us, but a few drops could be squeezed out through the day along the south coast. Besides that, weather today will be similar to yesterday with haze and smoke increasing in the afternoon for areas east of the fires.

Tomorrow a trough will push inland bringing a slight chance for afternoon thunderstorms to inland areas with the best chance at the higher elevations. There are a lot a limiting factors with this system so it is likely no storms will pop up, but I’m not confident enough to remove the threat of thunder completely. A beautiful weekend is shaping up for us with mostly sunny skies and seasonable temperatures, even 70s at the coast!

Weather models are coming into better agreement with next weeks cut-off low, but haven’t nailed down the track of the system just yet. For now it looks like the best chance for thunderstorms in our area will be northern California Monday and Tuesday afternoons. We will continue to monitor this system and will have a better grasp heading into the weekend as to what we can expect next week in terms of thunderstorm coverage.

Thanks for logging on and have a great Thursday!

Meteorologist Megan Parry