July 28, 2021
We are finally past the heat waves and with the rain and wind the last 2 days the air quality has greatly improved. The Dixie fire is only 23% contained and could bring more smoke into the area, but for now, our forecasts keep the smoke mainly to our north over the next few days.
With low pressure to our west along the West Coast and high pressure to our east into the weekend, that will bring a southerly flow and monsoonal moisture northward from the Gulf of CA.
High temperatures in the low to mid-80s through Friday at lake level, and upper 70s out over the colder lake waters. Cooler the higher in elevation you go as always.
The latest forecast model runs show quite a bit of moisture moving up from the south through Saturday. That could bring showers and thunderstorms each afternoon Thursday through Saturday, and then drier air works in Sunday into early next week.
We should see typically afternoon Zephry winds each day with southwest winds gusting 15-20+ mph over the lake. That brings choppier afternoon waters away from the West Shore.
Variable winds from the north and east overnight each night could push some smoke into the area each night, but the afternoon winds and rain showers should clean up the air each day as they did on Monday and Tuesday.
Drier weather is expected early next week with high temperatures warming back into the low 80s at lake level.