36 days since we've last had significant rainfall…
23 days since we've last had a high below 70 degrees…
18 days since we've had a traditional cloudy day…
12 days in a row with highs above 80 degrees…
A record-tying 5 days in a row at 90 degrees…
Updated Tuesday 3:15 p.m.
Today was a nice break from the heat, but we're not quite done with it yet. We have a couple more toasty days before we really get back to some semblance of normal.
Tonight will be mostly clear but hazy with still some smoke around from the B.C. Wildfires. Lows will be in the upper 50s.
The marine layer that knocked us down close to 80 today will take a short break for Wednesday, allowing a bounce back up to warmer temperatures. With just some brief morning clouds, we're looking at another sunny, hazy day with highs in the mid-upper 80s.
We'll split the difference on Thursday as this mega ridge weakens a bit and go with sunshine and highs in the low-mid 80s.
The big change starts on Friday as the marine breezes finally come back to stay (and we're cancelling its vacations for the rest of the summer, right folks?). Thus on Friday and Saturday, expect a good dose of morning clouds before the sun returns with highs in the mid 70s to near 80! (Yes, that gets an exclamation point.)
The weather pattern appears to change further as we get into Sunday and Monday -- yes, that's a raindrop on Monday, not some blueberry muffin smudge on your laptop monitor from lunch. (Now if it shows rain on, say, Friday, that might be a blueberry.)
Some forecast models are showing an approaching trough of low pressure that could bring some showers to the mountains on Sunday and make for a mostly cloudy day inland -- and then perhaps bring a chance of showers for all of us on Monday with highs in the mid 70s. We're still not 100 percent sold on the showers, but it's been three model runs in a row so we're being daring. It's not a lot of rain, but at this point, even 23 raindrops would be a civic celebration for some. If there's any rain on Monday, it's gone by Tuesday but we're still in the 70s!
(Yes, that too gets an exclamation point!)
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