As a weak low pressure center moves toward the California coast, a light southerly flow will set up in our area, and Thursday afternoon thunderstorms are a possibility, although they will be scattered. High temperatures will likely top 80 degrees in some valley locations. As the low continues to move onshore, temperatures will begin to fall, dropping to the lower 70s on Friday, with afternoon winds kicking up in the 10-20+ mph range, and temporarily stabilizing our weather here. Some mountain rain and snow showers are possible Friday evening, with snow levels well above 7,000’. On Saturday, the valleys get a chance of rain showers and our high temperatures will drop to the low 60s.
The trough of low pressure will take its time moving out of the region, keeping our high temperatures in the low to the mid-60s through early next week, and scattered to isolated rain showers will be in the forecast during that time. By Wednesday, the skies should clear out, and we will start to see a warming trend with highs climbing back into the low 70s by Wednesday.