Here Comes the Sun (and Wind)

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After what seems like weeks of rain, spring will arrive in force across the North Bay this weekend. But it will arrive with gusty northerly winds Wed and Thurs. Temperatures will soar into the 70s on the weekend, but there are rumblings on the horizon of more showers and cooler weather before the end of March.


High pressure is building in in the wake of our recent weak storms, centered over the Pacific Northwest.


With high pressure over the PacNW and the cutoff low over the Southwest, a strong pressure gradient will bring us stiff and gusty northeast winds beginning Wednesday and continuing Thursday. They should die down on Friday.

A wind advisory has been issued from late Wednesday through most of Thursday. For the North Bay that means north to northeast winds up to 25 mph, with gusts to 45mph. On the peaks gusts could reach 65mph. With all of the recent rain there is very little concern for fire starts however.


By Friday our high temperatures will be in the high 60s to mid 70s and stay there through the weekend. After that we’ll see a slight cool down beginning around Monday the 18th as high pressure is squeezed into the NE Pacific and low pressure nudges into California.


Will we see a storm around the 23rd? The GFS model is hinting yes, but this is much too far out to have any confidence in the outlook. What the models agree on is that after our warmup this weekend we will be trending cooler through the end of the month.

With just a hint of wetter weather from the 23rd to the 27th. Stay tuned!

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