We got a taste of some early Summer-like weather this weekend. Valley highs warmed into the 80s under mostly sunny skies, and higher elevations even saw the 70s! As we head into the final full week of April we've got more of the 70s and 80s on tap, but we're also expecting to see some of our first 90° temps of the season.
Warm and dry pattern looks like it should stick around through most of the work week. We'll see our warmest Valley temperatures for the extended forecast on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This is when we'll get some of those 90° days. Definitely thinking about possibly popping on the air conditioner in my house once or twice this week. These warmer temperatures will be 10-15° above what we normally see in late April, but certainly enjoyable!
As we look towards the second half of the week we do start to see a Pacific storm heading towards us, but models show it stalling out and just spinning off the coast. This will generate more instability in the upper levels and it draws in moisture and warmer air. Almost every afternoon beginning Tuesday we should see some pop-up thunderstorms develop. Most should develop across the western foothills of the Sierra, the steep terrain provides some good lift for developing storms.
Other than that, the forecast should be cooling down towards the coming weekend. We'll trade the 80s and 90s for more seasonal 70° temperatures.
A few clouds
More sun than clouds
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