It was another unseasonably cold morning today with temperatures dropping down to the low-mid 20s in many locations (as expected). Even though it was cold, the winds were much calmer. So the wind chills weren’t much lower than the temperatures. High pressure has built in closer to the region. This will allow for a lot of susnhine today.
I think we’ll have a few clouds this afternoon, but not too many. With partly sunny skies, high temps will rise into the mid 40s. We’ll probably reach some upper 40s inland.
Clouds will increase tonight, and that should help to keep the temperatures up a little bit. So low temps will be in the 30s tomororw morning. We’ll have a light wind out of the southeast tomorrow. Moisture will increase. We’ll have a lot of clouds around.
Later in the day, we’ll have some scattered rain showers move into the region from the west. It should be pretty hit-or-miss during the mid afternoon, but the rain showers will increase from the late afternoon into the evening.
High temps will rise to near 50.
We’ll be dry and mild on Saturday with high temps in the low 50s. Should be pretty nice out. Then we’ll have a big jump in temps on Sunday as a warm front lifts into the region. High temps are slated to rise to the upper 60s (at least). However, once again, we’ll have lots of clouds and some scattered showers. The models disagree on the rain coverage for Sunday, but they all show a decent chance for rain. We’ll be dry on Monday with highs still in the low 60s. Then we’ll cool to the 50s on Tuesday. Next week definitely looks milder than this week. But aside from Sunday, I don’t see any real warm air in next 7-8 days.
In national news…the weird weather continues. They just had some snow in southern Californa a couple of weeks ago. Now they had a big area of thunderstorms that contained a lot of lightning. This lightning storm was captured on camera. The pictures were very cool. Here is the article with the story and the pics: Lighning over Southern California.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler