It’s going to be a windy day on Saturday with north winds at 15-20 mph and gusts over 30 mph. Our in house forecast model (RPM) is picking up on the potential for isolated showers and even a few thunderstorms mainly in the mountains but it is also picking up on some activity in the valley as well. Even though we will have the cool and unstable air in place to support this scenario moisture will most likely be the limiting factor. The reason for the lack of moisture will be the aforementioned strong north winds.
By Mother’s Day the winds will die down and we’ll warm things up to the mid 80s under sunny skies. The temperatures will continue to increase as we go into next week with highs right around 90 on Monday and up to the upper 90s by Wednesday and possibly into Thursday. The ridge of high pressure responsible for this heat wave will start to slowly break down by the end of next week allowing our temperatures to drop.