Sunny and warm for Easter Sunday.

Weak area of high pressure builds in today before low pressure moves in tomorrow.  The high will keep the skies clear and allow for temperatures to warm into the mid 80s today in the valley.  Skies stay clear for most of tonight, and clouds move in during the wee hours of tomorrow morning.  Temperatures will therefore fall overnight and have a tough time recovering on Monday with the extra cloud cover.  Things stay mostly dry on Monday but there could be a shower or two during the afternoon with more showers possible during the evening.

Tuesday is looking more promising for rain, although there isn’t a whole lot of moisture associated with this system.  The highest precip amounts will be with thunderstorms which are still expected for Tuesday afternoon.  There may be some hail with these storms, but tornadic or rotating storms are not expected.  Temperatures won’t make it much farther than the mid 60s on Tuesday.

The rest of the week looks mild, but partly to mostly cloudy.  Temperatures will suffer because of that and we’ll see lots of upper 60s to low 70s this week.  The next shot at any real rain will be Friday and Saturday of this week as a weak cold front tries to set up an atmospheric river like situation.  Initial models aren’t showing much moisture and it looks like the river itself gets cut off by high pressure in the subtropics but we’ll keep a close eye on things as the week progresses.

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