There are some issues with the site this morning. Clearly, it is unprepared for my return, or was propped up by the spam messages that accumulated in my absence. Anyways, if the publish time doesn’t jive with the times I mention in the post, that’s why.
At 854AM, PT, Napa was reporting a temperature of 54 degrees with clear skies. There was a slight thermal ridge extending up the west coast, but a developing jet structure over the central Pacific was helping to enhance an occlusal low off shore of northern California, and does not portend to a dry end to the week.
The wave will move inland over far northern California, and particularly across southern Oregon overnight tonight. Rain will extend south to the Bay area shortly after midnight, and rain will continue in Napa through the morning, before beginning to taper off in the afternoon. While the rain will shift into the Pacific Northwest, the upper level pattern will begin to form into a weak trough that descends all the way towards Napa, which will keep the region overcast through midday on Friday. The trough will be through by afternoon, and as an upper level ridge redevelops late in the day, sunshine is expected to return to close out the week.
Tomorrow – Rain likely, with some clouds lasting through the day, High 65, Low 53
Friday – Cloudy, particularly in the morning, with some clearing later, High 64, Low 47
TWC: Tomorrow – AM Showers High 69, Low 52
Friday – Mostly Sunny High 70, Low 46
AW: Tomorrow – A stray shower in the morning; otherwise, considerable clouds
Friday – Sun and some clouds High 67, Low 44
NWS: Tomorrow – A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy High 69, Low 50
Friday – Mostly sunny High 69, Low 45
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the morning…then a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. High 58, Low 45
Friday – Partly cloudy High 58, Low 42
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy with Scattered Showers High 70, Low 50
Friday – Mostly Sunny High 70, Low 45
That’s some pretty bad luck, having such a rainy forecast, despite our daily adventure taking us to the stereotypically dry California. The state is in a drought, though, so it’s nice to have a little rain for local residents.