Are you enjoying the sunshine?  Considering much of this winter has been filled with cold temperatures and plenty of rainfall, this dry stretch of weather is long overdue.   

Friday Forecast

  • Bay Area – Mostly sunny with afternoon highs in the mid 60s
  • Valley – Mostly sunny with afternoon highs in the low to mid 60s
  • Hills – Sunny with afternoon highs near 60°
  • Sierra - Mostly sunny with afternoon highs in the mid 40s

Saturday Forecast

  • Bay Area – Mostly sunny with afternoon highs in the mid 60s
  • Valley – Sunny with afternoon highs near 70°
  • Hills – Sunny with afternoon highs in the low 60s
  • Sierra – Sunny with afternoon highs near 50°

Sunday Forecast

  • Bay Area – Sunny with afternoon highs in the upper 60s
  • Valley – Mostly sunny with afternoon highs in the low 70s
  • Hills - Mostly sunny with afternoon highs in the mid 60s
  • Sierra – Mostly sunny with afternoon highs near 50°

So, why the big change in our weather pattern?  ABC10's Tracy Humphrey explains why: 

A high-pressure system over the West Coast will lead to warming temperatures along with plenty of sunshine.  

Because of this huge high-pressure system, the jet stream is now steering weather systems away from the California coastline. 

Mild and Dry Weather Pattern
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That being said, it's been quite some time since we've had temperatures this warm.  According to the National Weather Service, temperatures haven't been this warm since the first week of November. That's more than 120 days!!

Temps Warming Into The 70's
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Our weekend forecast shows valley temperatures near 70° for Saturday and topping off in the low 70s for Sunday. Temperatures in the foothills won't be quite as warm with afternoon highs for the weekend will be in the lower to mid 60s. Sierra highs for the weekend will near 50°

WEEKEND WEATHER
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GOOD TIME FOR YARD WORK 

Thinking about sprucing up the yard this weekend?  Now that wildfire season is a year-round event, it's never too early to work on the defensible space around your home. Trimming your trees is a great place to start.  

"The spacing and height of your trees and shrubs will play an integral role in whether or not your home survives a wildfire," Cal Fire said. 

RELATED: 5 easy steps to gardening as temperatures rise

FIRE DEFENSE IS SELF DEFENSE
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Enjoy this nice break in the rainy weather.  Long-range models are pointing to showers returning by the end of next week.