Updated: Friday, April 29, 2016 07:28 AM
A beautiful start to a beautiful day as high pressure remains over us. A weather system passing to our north should just clip the far northern parts of California and bring a slight threat of showers over The Sierra this evening. There are a few light showers over the far northern mountains of the state this morning. There is a 10% chance that we could see a stray shower in Magalia this evening into early Saturday morning. Little if any rainfall is expected in Magalia from this system. The high temperature this afternoon is predicted to reach about 69°, which is 1° warmer than yesterday. The low tonight is expected to drop to 49°. Winds should be westerly at 9-11 mph this afternoon, possibly becoming northerly up to 13 mph later tonight.
Saturday looks to be mostly fair, but a slight 10% chance of precipitation will exist before sunrise, dropping back to a 5% chance after sunrise into late morning. The rest of the day is a 0% chance of precipitation. High pressure will continue to build into the region and allow for a warming trend. An area of low pressure over The Great Basin will have little movement through the weekend. The high in Magalia on Saturday afternoon is predicted at 74°, and the low Saturday night about 56°. Winds may be gusting out of the north at times on Saturday, reaching as high as 13 mph.
Sunday will start out fair and breezy, but the low pressure area over The Great Basin may rotate a wave of energy into Eastern California and bring a slight 10% chance of precipitation to Magalia by late afternoon into the night. The gusty northerly winds are also expected to decrease through the afternoon, becoming more southeasterly later in the day at 2-7 mph. Sunday's high temperature is currently predicted at a nice 76°, and the low Sunday night near 54°.
Next week should start out fair and mild as high pressure will be over us. An upper low over the Eastern Pacific will slowly approach the coastline Tuesday into Wednesday, bringing a general cooling of the atmosphere by Wednesday, along with some mountain showers. There is a slight 10% chance of rain showers in Magalia on Wednesday afternoon. There is a chance the low may pass over our region and bring a chance of precipitation to Magalia by about Thursday into Friday. There may be a chance of some thunderstorm activity by the end of next week if the East Pacific low slides right over the top of us. We'll see. Have a great TGIF. Bob