Happy astronomical summer! Today is the longest day of the year with fifteen hours and twelve minutes between sunrise and sunset; that extends to sixteen hours and twenty one minutes of visible light. If you didn’t get a chance to enjoy some of that sunshine today, don’t worry; tomorrow will only be one second shorter!
Speaking of tomorrow, we should have another pleasant day temperature wise, with highs topping out in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Should see mostly sunny skies to start off, but some clouds are possible later in the day as low pressure moves north into the area. Could see a couple of showers along the south coast late in the day, but I think most activity will hold off until the overnight hours and into Saturday.
For your weekend, we’ll start with below normal temps on Saturday as low pressure passes to the south and brings clouds and cool marine air in on easterly flow. We will see some scattered showers across the state on both Saturday and Sunday, with chances increasing throughout the day on both days, but I don’t expect showers to linger too long in any one location and I don’t expect the weekend to be a washout. Sunday is likely the better day of the weekend for outdoor activities as the retreating system should bring in warm air and humidity behind it and allow highs to get into the low to mid 80s, but still expecting some showers to pop up, especially in the afternoon. Could see a few thunderstorms on both Saturday and Sunday, but generally think any activity should stay sub-severe for now.
Here’s a look at the shower potential for both Saturday and Sunday.
High pressure then builds in for the middle of the week with normal temps and clear skies.
Friday: Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the low to mid 80s. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with highs in the low to mid 80s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.
Have a great weekend and thank you for reading SCW!