Dry weather will remain for northern California.
The dry weather today really sets the stage for the next few systems to move in. dewpoints today remained in the 0-10° range with relative humidity levels around 5-10% all day. That extremely dry air will make it very hard for any rain to make it to the ground. Accordingly, models have continued to dry out the systems on their way to the west coast. Right now the best chance for any rain will be on Thursday, and that storm is getting progressively weakened with successive model runs. So far it looks like 2014 is staying the course from 2013.
Cloud cover will increase this week, keeping temperatures much cooler. We likely won’t make it out of the 60s this week and several days won’t break 60°. Winds will largely be a non-issue but it will be a little closer to normal for January with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.
Later in the week another stronger looking storm will move in for Saturday. I am a little leery on betting anything on this system though as this has happened before. We’ll keep an eye on the storm as it could bring some sprinkles to the valley and maybe as much as 1/10th of an inch of rain. I’m just not convinced that this system will survive the week to make it to northern California.
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