Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
We’re not seeing a lot of change in the forecast for the rest of the week, as both the high pressure ridge over the Great Basin in Utah and the low positioned in the Gulf of Alaska aren’t budging. That means get ready to see more morning clouds at the coast and highs back in the low 90s inland for the weekend.
Clear tonight with lows staying fairly mild in the mid to upper 50s, which will feel pretty humid all night. Tomorrow, another round of mountain thunderstorms are expected although they will be spotty in the afternoon once there’s enough instability to fire things up. I don’t think we’ll see any slip into the valleys and certainly not the overnight light show that we saw on Thursday evening. That said, highs will again be in the low 90s, cooler at the coast and partly sunny in the low 60s. Sunday morning, morning clouds will be a little thicker inland but they’ll be gone quickly in the late morning and back to mostly sunny by the afternoon.
Early next week, the ridge flattens out just a bit. Not enough to kill the heat more than a couple of degrees, but it should lessen the strength of thunderstorms in the mountains, making them more spotty Monday and Tuesday. Meanwhile in the valleys, the return of some morning cloud cover will cool afternoons down just a hair to the upper 80s instead of the low 90s for Monday.
Have a great weekend!
- Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton