Barometric pressure continues to rise this morning as High Pressure builds into the region behind yesterday’s rain. Some stubborn early morning clouds and areas of fog should dissipate rather quickly this morning and leave us with a mostly sunny day. We may see some breezy conditions develop out of the west by this afternoon, something that could further hinder firefighting efforts. Temps will remain cooler than average with upper 50’s and low 60’s being the theme through the remainder of the week. Clear skies tonight will aid in maximum radiational cooling and temps will drop low enough that frost advisories are in effect for our southern counties.
In looking ahead for rain opportunities over the next 7-10 days, it was less then impressive. We have a few shots at passing showers or sprinkles Thursday night and maybe again over the weekend, but these event are limited in moisture and scattered in nature. Models continue to sniff out a more widespread and helpful rainfall to start the week, but in our opinion, even this event it low probability with models spilt on our are even seeing impact from the storm. Please keep in mind that our region is not in a severe drought, and this is considered the time of year for wildfires, hence the burning ban each year. This is a situation of ground vegetation being extremely dry due to the lack of snowpack this season. This has allowed the vegetation to become an exceptionally dry tinder. All while the reservoirs have remained full due to heavy winter rainfalls that were mostly runoff thanks to frozen ground.
We will continue our search for rainfall and keep you all updated over the next several days.