More sunshine today, rain comes mid week.

The area of high pressure still overhead will allow for a wonderful day to round out the weekend.  Temperatures will peak in the low 70s in the valley for the most part and it’ll generally be a gorgeous day.  High clouds will start to filter in during the afternoon hours but won’t do much except decorate the blue skies.  Expect more clouds through the first few days of this week as a system moves in from the west.

That system will get here Wednesday and could drop up to an inch of rain in some spots.  Most likely recipients of that much rain will be in the mountains, but some in the foothills could see some impressive totals too.  And so begins our latest bout of wet weather.  Thursday we’ll get a short break, with just some scattered showers here and there, but Friday and Saturday brings another more potent storm.

Friday’s storm will barrel in with gusty winds, heavy rain and some models are even hinting at the potential for some embedded thunderstorms.  This system will bring lots of rain to the west coast, and could drop up to 2, maybe even 3 inches of rain in the valley when all is said and done.  The Weather Prediction Center is forecasting 1-2” of rain for Friday-Sunday of this week in addition to the inch or so forecast from Wednesday through Friday.  Total QPF showing 2.5-4” of rain for parts of the valley.  We’ll be happy to have anything we can get.

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