Cooler temperatures expected for weekend |

Cooler temperatures expected for weekend

Giovanni Paredes, Nevada County’s weather guy, says cooler days are on their way to the Gold Country. But there won’t be many of them, and they won’t stay long.

“The system currently moving into the Pacific Northwest and causing the onshore flow to strengthen again is a pretty beefy system, affecting Washington and mainly Canada, but for us it means cooler weather,” Paredes said.

“The influence of the onshore flow drops the temperature in the delta region, and our temperatures are going to drop considerably,” he added.

Grass Valley and Nevada City might even have a chance of rain on Sunday. The Sacramento Valley has already started cooling off, but it took an extra day for that cooler weather to arrive here in the foothills.

For the next few days, however, daytime highs may drop by as much as 5 degrees into the low 80s. Nighttime lows could get all the way down to the high 50s.

These temperatures are not likely to last long though, Paredes said, due to a semi-permanent ridge of high pressure that will probably block the onshore flow cooling us off.

There’s a low-pressure system moving in and it may be enough to dislodge the monsoon pattern in the Eastern Sierras. That could be good news for the whole region.

“Thunderstorms will be gone and the fire danger will no longer be enhanced by the weather because the humidity will be up,” Paredes said.

But it’s still July, and this weekend’s weather is setting in against the backdrop of a historic drought.

“Enjoy the heck out of these cooler dry days into early next week, because they are not likely to last,” Paredes wrote on his Facebook page, Nevada County Weather by Giovanni. “This is summer and we will get hot again by the middle of next week.”

To contact Staff Writer Dave Brooksher, email or call 530-477-4230.

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