Thursday into the Weekend:
High pressure builds in over CA Thursday into the weekend. That will bring mostly sunny skies and milder temperatures. Highs into the 50s for Thu – Fri, and then we could cool a few degrees for the weekend with 40s on the mountain. Ridgetop winds could still be breezy with gusts up to 40+ mph up top on Friday. Then lighter for the weekend.
Colder Next Week:
Next week the high-pressure ridge over CA begins to shift off the West Coast. Initially, that will start to allow colder air to move down from the north into CA next week. Highs should drop into the 30s on the mountain to near 40 at the base by Monday, with the dry but colder pattern continuing through next week. Ridgetop winds could become gusty Monday with northeast winds up to 60+ mph.
By the end of next week, as the ridge continues to shift farther off the West Coast, we could start to see cold/dry systems drop-down from the north into CA by next Friday into the weekend of the 23rd.
It looks like the last week of the month the door could possibly open up a bit more to some wetter systems.