July 8, 2021
After a brief reprieve, we have another heatwave on the way for the weekend.
High pressure is going to build over the region through the weekend causing high temperatures to climb into the 80s at the lake, and maybe close to 90 degrees by Sunday! A little cooler possibly out on the lake but not much, only a few degrees likely. Well above average for the Sierra.
Typical afternoon winds from the southwest are expected each day with gusts of 15-20+ mph on the lake. That usually creates choppy conditions on the lake away from the west shore.
Afternoon thunderstorm chances increase Friday through the weekend, but the chances look lower than last weekend with less moisture available. Most of the forecast models show a chance for scattered thunderstorms but with low total precip totals for the Sierra through next Tuesday. If any thunderstorms do pop up they can create brief periods of gusty winds and heavy rain as well as lightning, so keep an eye to the sky!
For early next week, the temperatures may cool a few degrees, but the hot and sunny weather is expected to continue with highs in the 80s at lake level. Summer is in full effect for now.