Temperatures will trend cooler into Sunday as an approaching low pressure system brings clouds and cooler temperatures to the area. There is a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms across some of the mountains and interior locations today with a better chance on Friday. There will be gusty northerly winds over the weekend and into early next week across portions of the area. Another warming trend is expected next week.
Thursday we saw a lot more cloud cover and cooler temperatures. This is thanks to an area of low pressure off our coast.
This area of low pressure will move closer to us on Friday bringing further cooling and even more cloud cover. There is a possibility of thunderstorms over the mountains and far interior areas through Friday afternoon. Any storms that develop today will produce little rain, with dry lightning strikes and gusty outflow winds the main concerns.
For our local cities, there is a slight chance for patchy drizzle or light rain showers, but little will fall through Saturday. Another trough will deliver much stronger wind for everyone late Saturday through next Monday. Temperatures during this time will be in the mid 60s to mid 70s along the coast and mid 70s to mid 80s inland. Lows in the 50s and 60s.
A small ridge of high pressure will then bring weaker wind and warmer air Tuesday.