Our dry and warm winter came to an end Thursday and we'll continue this trend through at least the next Monday.

  A weak disturbance moving through the Northstate Friday evening will help to tighten up the northerly gradient once again.  North winds should begin to pick up Friday night into Saturday afternoon.  Valley gusts should remain below 25 mph, so they should stay much weaker than the winds earlier this week.

An amplified ridge of high pressure builds in Sunday and into Monday, which will allow for a few valley locations to approach 80 degrees for afternoon highs.

High clouds will begin to stream in Tuesday morning ahead of our next front.  This front will begin to push showers into the mountains to the west by the late afternoon hours Tuesday.

For the valley best chances of rain remain Wednesday as the main trough digs into Northern California.  This should be our first widespread rain event in over 2 weeks by the time it arrives next week.