It will be a dry and mostly sunny week ahead as a stable westerly flow driven by a low pressure center to our north stays with us pretty much throughout. The low will drop down as we progress through the week, which will kick up some winds again mid-week, kicking off a Fire Weather Watch for Wednesday. Those winds will usher in some cooler temperatures as well, with our highs starting at 90 on Tuesday, falling to the mid-80s on Wednesday, and then continuing to drop to the mid-70s by the weekend. Even though we will see a couple of cold fronts move through, there is very little chance they will produce any precipitation.

Collage by Jeff Hendrickson

Collage by Jeff Hendrickson

Even though we haven’t seen too many clouds of late, we do get some every now and then. So a reader asks: “Mike, when we are as dry as we’ve been, are the clouds seeded when they are as dark as they have been? I thought we would see some water over the last couple of days.” 

Unfortunately, trying to seed those kinds of clouds wouldn’t be practical or effective in the long run. I’ll tell you why tomorrow.

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