It looks like we still have a couple of active thunderstorm days ahead…especially on Wednesday, as a weak low pressure center off the California coast steers up additional moisture up the Sierra and western Nevada. Light winds will mean slow moving systems, which will increase the likelihood of seeing some flash flooding. As we head to the end of the work week, the low moves out and we stabilize the flow, bringing back sunnier conditions through the weekend.
High temperatures will be seasonable, in the upper 80s to low 90s through the weekend.
With a high temperature of 89 recorded at the airport on Sunday, our long record streak of consecutive days of 90+ degrees came to an end at 51. That figure smashed the old record of 35 days by over two weeks. At first blush, it might seem highly unlikely that any record could have been beaten by that much with over 100 years of weather records to draw from, but in this case, the record isn’t nearly as unusual as you might think. Tomorrow, I’ll tell you why.