Beautiful weather to start our holiday weekend and Easter is looking even better! However, some rapid changes are expected as a late season storm takes aim at the region and brings both a slight rain chance and strong winds by early next week! The wind issues will likely be the bigger concern and we will need to monitor the situation closely. Temperatures will also cool considerably as pocket of cold air crashes in with the winds.
For Easter Sunday, expect little if any morning fog and afternoon temperatures should warm a few degrees for all areas, especially inland. Look for highs to be in the 60's and 70's near the coast with low 80's possible farther inland!
Looking ahead, the skies will begin to cloud up by late Monday and early Tuesday, a very slight chance for a sprinkle or two in our most western and northern areas could occur. Again, the biggest concern with this type of late season storm system will be the winds. Advisories and warnings will likely be posted within the next day or two. The gusty northwest flow will also drive down temperatures for all areas. Overnight lows could even drop in to the upper 30's for some inland areas by mid week! A rebound in temperatures is expected by the second half of the work week as high pressure stabilizes and builds. However, another weak Pacific storm is possible by next weekend. Rain chances appear very minimal again, but a deeper marine layer an possibly more north winds will likely cool us down once again.