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Thank goodness for a healthy sea breeze. Maybe its just me – but it was too early to be staring down 100 degree temperatures in mid May. I graduated from the University of Arizona in early May on a 104 degree day in Tucson. Didn’t appreciate it very much (the heat, I meant – the diploma – yes). I worked in Palm Springs on a 118 degree day while being the weather forecaster for KESQ. But that was Arizona and the Coachella Valley respectively — this is the Bay Area, let’s get things back to average for a change. 😉 It the rest of the week is pretty much looking that way!
High pressure will insure a very warm/hot weekend and early start to the new week. Highs in the 90s inland (possibly near 100 in spots) with 70s and 80s near the coast.
Some cooling along the coast for Monday then for all areas inland by Tuesday as the sea breeze ramps up again.
We’ll also need to watch some mid-level moisture streaming in from south — may provide some high elevation fuel for some dry lighting/isolated mountain thunder on Monday. Stay tuned…
Nice weather with some locally breezy conditions … but the mild conditions won’t last too much longer as all signs are pointing to strong ridge of high pressure setting up for the weekend. Expect 80s near the coast and plenty of 90s inland. Saturday through Monday looks to be the hottest stretch — some cooling on Tuesday into the middle part of next week!
High pressure will be the main player in the weather for awhile — look for briefly gusty NW winds, dry days with highs in the 60s and 70s near the coast with lots of mid 70s to some 80s inland. Some cooling likely late Sunday into Monday as a weather system spins in across Washington and Oregon, promoting the return of a sea breeze and a few clouds to cool things off a bit.
One more system to go before things trend drier for the days ahead. This next system looks to keep the best chances of rain north of San Francisco — with more mugginess expected.
High pressure building in across the Eastern Pacific promoting some drying and warming ahead.
May is looking fairly wet for this time of year…fairly juicy air from the subtropics being directed into California over the next couple of days. Heaviest totals likely in the coastal mountains with decent totals in the lowlands. Best guesses on timing – rain for Friday then tapering off some on Saturday, another round later Saturday night into Sunday. One more – mainly north of San Francisco for Monday night and Tuesday. From there, its looking like the jet stream begins heading north again with high pressure and higher temperatures for the second part of the week. – RM