Dry week to start February.

Our beloved ridge has returned, but this time it’s just off the coast and not directly overhead.  That means we’ll see cooler temperatures (no more 70-75° days) and a few more clouds than we’ve seen for the rest of the winter.  Unfortunately this week we won’t get any rain.   A weak system will skirt the coast and bring some showers possible to the western mountains on Sunday and an inside slider will do its best to dry everything out once again Monday into Tuesday as it brings some gusty north winds.  Both systems will being reinforcing shots of cooler air to keep temperatures still above normal, but nearer to 60° than to 70°.  But this is winter right?

Farther out – next weekend – there is the possibility of another wet system.  The models have been pretty consistent at this point, saying there’s the possibility for a very wet system and potentially even an atmospheric river.  It is a very long way out, and nothing is certain at this point, but model agreement right now is a good thing.  Especially if it brings a significant rainfall event to northern California.  We’ll keep you posted.

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