Dominant high pressure is parked over our area and will sit here for a few days. Warmer air will have a chance to move in; and with the lack of clouds to provide shade, temperatures will get warm very quickly the next few days. High temperatures today and tomorrow will be anywhere from 10-20 degrees above average. Normally this time of the year we see temperatures ranging from the 40s in the cooler spots to the 60s in the warmer areas. Highs in the valleys and Northern California today will be in the mid to upper 70s. The Basin will sit in the lower 70s through Tuesday, and the Coast and the Mountains will be the cool spots in the 60s. All of these temperatures are well above what is normally experienced this time of the year. This week will be good to get out and get thing done around the house. With the dry air and warmer temperatures, remember to drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are common in these conditions.
These temperatures will cool off just a few degrees by mid week. This will be due to clouds that will enter the area ahead of a weak cold front on Wednesday. This front has a decent amount of moisture ahead of it, but with the dominant high pressure that is hanging in our area, any precipitation will fizzle out. So expect only partly cloudy skies through Wednesday. Thursday will see the ridge amplify and this will cause the area to dry out yet again. Dry and sunny weather will continue into the weekend. Hopefully next week will see a breakdown in the ridge so we can get some much needed precipitation in the area.
Thanks for logging on and have a great day!
Meteorologist Seth Phillips