In case you have not noticed, we are in the midst of a windy period. Typical spring condition, with calmer mornings and real breezy afternoons. Just off the coast, we are seeing 25 knot winds. The peak of this event should be on Thursday. Hold on to your hat, and make sure your backyard does not blow away. The upshot of this is that we may actually see a little wind swell develop. Otherwise the surf right now is pretty darn flat, and it won't get much better through the week. By Saturday we see the winds begin to calm a bit, but the open waters will stay choppy for the foreseeable future.
|The Crystal Range could be getting more snow over the next few days. If you want some, it is still out there. For now.|
Tahoe is expecting snow. Not a whole bunch, but snow none the less. Say, maybe three to five inches along the highest peaks on the crest. Enough to give the corn harvesters a nice refresh. The volcanoes will fare even better. In fact, Shasta could see upwards of a foot in places. Powder days in late May are always welcome by the dedicated few. Our friends in the PNW have been seeing light rain all week, and it is about to get heavy for them. For the folks in the city and down in Santa Cruz, we see a slight chance of showers for Friday and into Saturday morning. It would be welcome as it is likely our last chance for natural rainfall before the long summer dry period. It will be a bit cooler on Friday, but the wind won't be as strong. Low 60s are expected right along the coast. But things warm back up into the low 70s for the weekend. So, get out and enjoy. And any little rain we get will just make it better for new plants in the garden.
So, the week ahead looks to stay windy for a few more days. Fog in the morning clears to sun and afternoon warmth. Clouds and maybe some showers for Friday with the daytime high around 63F. Sun returns for the weekend, as does 70s. By early next week, we could be seeing a warm up, especially in the typical spots like Concord and Los Gatos.