An upper level ridge keeps skies clear and temperatures warm this week.

Ridging generally dominates the forecast this week as high temperatures and dry weather remain throughout.  A flattened ridge opens the door for some clouds, but doesn’t really provide enough lift or moisture for any rain to form.  Therefore temperatures will remain mild – about 5-10° above average – this week and skies will generally remain sunny.  There are a few days, like Tuesday and Thursday/Friday that will see some cloud cover, but most will be mid to high level and none of those clouds will produce any meaningful rain.

The biggest story will likely be the winds as they’ll increase tomorrow before dying off Monday and Tuesday and returning again on Thursday/Friday.  Those winds will generally be out of the north keeping things dry and warm through the week and giving just enough lift for the pollen to make it sort of miserable for those suffering from seasonal allergies.  The pollen forecast itself remains very high through the end of the forecast period and likely won’t decrease unless we get any significant rain to pull it out of the air.

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