A dry week ahead for most of the state, in spite fo the atmosphere being fairly unstable. Systems are just passing through too quickly for any return moisture to make it back in from the Gulf, so each front passes dry. The clipper system due through tomorrow brings the best chances for rain this week, and that only being a slight chance for a few hours in the evening, affecting the south and southeast parts of the state. Here’s the forecast radar at 10pm tomorrow on the wettest of the models.
After that front passes, much drier air will flood into the region and bring sharply higher risk of grassland fire for Wednesday especially, but Thursday looks like a high risk fire day, too. We start to recover some moisture Friday into the weekend, lowering the fire risk but not enough to bring rainfall as a system passes Friday night. Temperatures generally 50’s and 60’s this week, except for mid and upper 70’s tomorrow and almost 80 on Sunday. Looking ahead, models are showing a potential for storms in about a week.