Storm Tracker Forecast – Morning Lunar Eclipse And Afternoon Solar Heat
Pleasant weather for Northern California today as we cooled down a few degrees to more seasonal levels in late May. Don’t get used to it though … weather changes, including lots of heat, are coming our way soon. Today we had a pleasant cooling of a few degrees when a low pressure trough moved quickly over our region. A few clouds will move overhead tonight, but it’s going to be a comfortable night and it should be great for watching the total lunar eclipse. The total solar eclipse is from 4:11 a.m. to 4:26 a.m., but will be partial from about 2:45 a.m. to about 5:50 a.m. Tonight is mostly clear and mild with lows from the 30s in the mountains to the 50s in the valley. Wednesdays are mostly sunny with highs from the 70s to the lower 90s.
Depression will hit Oregon on Thursday and Friday. We’ll miss most of its effects, but we’ll have a few clouds, stronger breezes, and a slight cooling of our heights. Another weak low pressure trough may bring a slight chance of mountain showers on Saturday, but very little rain will fall. A much stronger high pressure ridge will then crowd over California for the remainder of Memorial Day weekend, bringing in many of the hottest temperatures we’ve had since last year. The overnight lows won’t cool off much due to our warming air mass, which will stay in the valley until next week in the 50s and 60s. The daily highs in the valley are well above average and range from the mid and upper 80s to the 90s and lower 100s.