Monday August 30, 2021 Forecast First


Lingering smoke from Northern California is still impacting the region for the start of this week.

Good news, the weather pattern changes for the midweek as our next weather maker marches through the region. An area of low pressure has been moving in from the PACNW and will be nudging our high pressure system off to the east. There is also a cut-off low pressure system anchored in the southwest and it’s tapping into the subtropics for our monsoon rain source.

Tuesday will still have a good boost in the afternoon temperatures/running into the 90s along with breezy conditions and building clouds later in the day. Rain chances are there, but there’s also a very dry layer at the surface that will be tough to get through. Wind is the more impactful hazard as a result. Some storms will be firing up late Tuesday evening and by Wednesday morning there should be plenty of rain falling area wide. Wednesday and Wednesday evening will keep storms pulsing though the forecast and by Thursday there should be more storms on the backside of what will be our exiting low. Tough to nail down a forecast beyond Friday as models are split between recycling daily storms through the weekend and total drying. Regardless, temperatures for the midweek will dip in response to the rain showers. By this weekend and if isolated storms are present, the temperatures should get the mild averages of middle 80s/upper 80s

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