A quiet day is ahead as high pressure begins building into the West today. A new and cooler air mass will keep temperatures below average today -- in the 70's and 80's. Thursday will be feeling more like spring than summer! This won't last long though, so enjoy it for what it's worth.
Long-range forecasting, like seasonal forecasting, meteorologists no longer look at weather models like we do for the day-to-day forecast, we look at teleconnections. Two of the best known teleconnections are El Niño and La Niña.
The cool down we're expecting this week doesn't mean there's a break from the potential for sunburns. While the SPF in sunscreen is a well-known form of protection, UPF, or Ultraviolet Protection Factor is another way to shield yourself from the sun.