Spring is a time of weather transition. This will be especially true in the next ten days.
A ridge of high pressure will be building across California, bringing gusty winds Tuesday through the Central Valley and continued warming into Wednesday. Peak highs will be nearing 90 degrees for the first time this year.
A high pressure ridge results in sinking, warming air. This is the typical pattern that sets up through the summer bringing extended periods of dry weather.
This high will only be around for a short time though with a transition to cooler wet weather by the end of the week.
A low will push north from the Pacific and bring rain to southern California. A few showers are likely through northern California but this begins a change in our weather pattern to a potentially wet end to April.
Extended forecast models are showing above average precipitation for much of the state starting this weekend and lasting through almost the end of the month.