Weekend Forecast: Refreshing Saturday, Warmer Sunday

Rainfall continues to be sparse even with a few scattered showers yesterday. We are now over two inches below normal for the month and only a few rain chances are in the forecast over the next few days. We do stand the chance of some scattered showers and storms after 4pm or so this afternoon, but even that coverage looks to be scattered and the more concentrated activity may take off to the south of the area. Highs today will be into the lower 80s under partly sunny skies.

After this rain chances we enjoy a beautiful and refreshing Saturday with mostly sunny skies, low humidity and a light northerly breeze. Perfect conditions if you are attending Gardenstock at Distinctive Gardens in Dixon. Details at http://www.diggersdelight.com/index.php/community/festivals/gardenstock-art-music-festival

Beyond Saturday heat and humidity will creep back into the region as high pressure moves off to the east. So far Sunday looks dry but hot and humid with highs well into the 80s and heat index values likely in the middle 90s.

Thunderstorm chances won’t arrive back into the forecast until we reach Monday which is unfortunately when The Great American Eclipse will occur. So far it appears we will be dealing with some cloud cover here with more clear skies off to our south and east. Clusters of thunderstorms will likely be in the region too but we should remain dry for most of the event. We’ll fine-tune this forecast over the next 48 hours.