The new year starts off right where last year ended.

No rain for the NorthState, at least through the end of this week.  High pressure remains dominant south of Alaska and will continue to push most of the weather to our east.  That means the drought continues for California.  It also means that we’ll stay ridiculously warmer than average through the weekend.  Temperatures will stay in the mid to upper 60s with only a few high level clouds to move overhead.  All those clouds will be way too high to produce any rain, even in the mountains.

Our best chance for any precipitation comes next Tuesday when a weak system will drop in from the northwest.  Right now it looks like there will be some showers in the mountains, but not much in the valley.  The thing is we’ve seen this before in the models… last week the models were hinting at a weak system a week out, but that never materialized as high pressure reasserted its dominance.  I’m expecting the same thing to happen with maybe a few sprinkles remaining in the mountains from Tuesday’s system.

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