AN A+ ON THE MUZIOMETER
Following the exciting weather on Wednesday, Thursday dawned to considerable cloudiness but little else. A few sprinkles were observed early this morning in the foothills and some mountain locales. Low pressure that brought our inclement weather yesterday has now migrated to Nevada and will move east.
Friday looks pretty nice, between systems. Mostly sunny skies in the south valley are forecast, with highs close to 80. It will be a rare A+ on the Muziometer. However, by the weekend another deepening low pressure circulation will dive south from the Pacific Northwest and land in central California. This low should encourage afternoon instability and a good chance for isolated thunderstorms in the mountains and desert areas. A few storms could splash over into the San Joaquin Valley on Saturday. I've included a 20% chance for showers in Bakersfield Saturday. A 30% chance is posted for the mountains. Highs will dip a little on Saturday, back into the mid 70s.
But warmer weather is on the way by Sunday with mid 80s on the docket. In fact it should get hot for a brief period on Monday and Tuesday with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. But all models are bringing in a new deep low pressure trough from the Eastern Pacific late next Wednesday and Thursday with much cooler conditions and an ongoing chance for showers and a few thunderstorms. Highs will drop from near 90 on Tuesday to the mid 60s by next Friday.
Our latest rainfall from yesterday has boosted the Nino season rainfall for the south valley to 98% of normal. In the mountains we are at 124% of normal. Since models are bullish on the rainy season persisting well into May, I will be extending the Nino season for another month. So the November to April Nino season statistics will continue through May now. The medium and long range keeps us cool and wet through at least the middle of May.
Chief Meteorologist MILES MUZIO, April 28, 2016 6:22 pm
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