Storm Tracker Forecast: Bright & toasty first full week of October | Forecast |

2022-10-09 17:39:33 By : Ms. River Lee

You'll want to dress in light layers & grab your sunglasses before you head out the door Monday. You may also want to throw on a light extra layer for the morning. Sunny skies and above average temperatures are on the way for your Monday, and we have a warming trend ahead for your first full week of October.

You'll want to dress in light layers, grab your sunglasses, and might even want to throw on an extra light layer as you're getting ready to head out the door Monday morning. High pressure centered just to our southeast is creating what's known as an Omega Block that will drive sunny to mostly sunny skies, dry conditions, and above average high temperatures through your first full week of October. Skies are clear to start your Monday and we'll be staying sunny to mostly sunny through the day. We may have a band of thin clouds brushing over our region today, but there will be no impacts from those clouds in our forecast today. Temperatures have dipped into the 50's to 60's in the valley and foothills overnight, and into the 30's to 40's in our mountain zones for the start of your Monday morning. Winds are mostly light and out of the northeast this morning, but will shift to become out of the south in the 5 to 10mph range this afternoon. Humidity is projected to end up between 20 to 35 percent, which isn't too bad. High temperatures will end up several degrees above average Monday afternoon. Valley areas will range from the mid 80's to mid 90's, while our foothill and mountain areas mostly range from the mid 70's to mid 80's this afternoon. Temperatures will cool down nicely again tonight as we won't have any clouds blanketing our region to trap in the heat.

Our weather pattern will continue to be dominated by a strong and persistent ridge of high pressure centered just to our southeast for the entire week ahead. Temperatures will be similar for the mornings through your entire 7 day forecast, but high temperatures will trend much warmer mid to late week. Temperatures will be just about identical to Monday on Tuesday, but will trend up by 2 to 3 degrees on Wednesday afternoon. We'll be mostly sunny on Tuesday and then sunny on Wednesday. Low temperatures will remain in the 50's to lower 60's in the valley and foothills through your extended forecast, while our mountain zones continue to dip into the 30's to 40's. High temperatures are projected to end up in the low to mid 90's in the valley on Wednesday, and that's where they're projected to stay through this upcoming weekend. Foothill areas will mostly top out in the 70's to mid 80's from Wednesday through this weekend, while our mountain zones also top out in the 70's to upper 80's. The peak of the heat this week is expected to be on Friday, with valley areas mostly in the mid 90's, and our higher elevations in the 80's. Temperatures will be almost as warm as Friday on Saturday, and temperatures will trend down by a couple more degrees on Sunday. We'll still have sunny skies, modest south winds, and above average temperatures across northern California this weekend because of that persistent ridge of high pressure centered across the southwest US.

Cort Klopping is a weather anchor for Action News Now.

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