Updated Thursday 3:55 p.m.
I'm not sure what's more shocking: That it's rained for two days in a row now after a 14-day dry streak or that it's not reached 80 for three straight days?
But summer is gearing up for one last hurrah before it gives up the throne literally, and perhaps figuratively as well if the long range forecasts are correct.
For now, scattered showers will remain overnight amid mostly cloudy skies and lows in the 50s.
Friday may see a few morning leftover showers, but we'll dry out rapidly and even start getting decent sunbreaks in the afternoon. Highs should climb into the low 70s.
Then as we've been advertising, we've got another sunny and warm stretch on tap for the weekend as high pressure builds in and we get a bit of offshore wind. Saturday will begin with areas of fog but we'll burn out to sunshine by midday with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. By Sunday, it's full sunshine ahead again with highs into the mid 80s -- perhaps upper 80s near the mountains.
We'll cool off a little for Monday with increasing clouds during the afternoon and a risk of a few mountain showers late in the day. Highs in the lowlands will drift back into the 70s.
Tuesday will kick off autumn by featuring even more clouds as the marine flow strengthens a bit and we drop to the low 70s.
Long range models suggest a generally cool and rainy pattern for the middle and end of next week with highs in the mid 60s. Looks like autumn may be wasting no time making its presence felt :)
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