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Sunshine to Round Out the Weekend, Clouds & Showers Next Week

By Carlo Falco
Published On: Jan 04 2014 08:26:10 PM CST

A slight change on the way, but still no meaningful rain.

Temperatures will remain warm tomorrow as clear skies and northerly winds will allow the temperatures to rise into the upper 60s in the valley.  The winds die down Sunday night into Monday morning and the clear skies will allow for the temperature to drop pretty quickly.  That will set us up for a chilly day on Monday as clouds move in right around sunrise.  Afternoon highs could be 10-15° cooler on Monday as the sun is held back by the thick cloud deck.  There still won’t be any real rain associated with the clouds on Monday just a few showers in the mountains.  We have to wait until Tuesday for any rain to make it to the NorthState when more showers will move in.  Tuesday’s storm is a little stronger and will bring more moisture with it, meaning there’s a better shot for showers in the valley, but they won’t amount to more than 1/10th of an inch.

Wednesday and Thursday see a few more weak systems progressing towards northern California.  They’ll be similar in intensity to Tuesday’s storm and will bring the threat of showers in the valley and some light rain to the mountains.  The biggest change will be the drastic cool-down we’ll experience.  Temperatures for Tuesday through Thursday will be at or even a few degrees below normal.  The high pressure ridge which has dominated California’s weather for the last year or so will return for Friday and Saturday, and temperatures will return to the mid 60s.

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