Mother Nature delivers a summer preview this weekend.
The onshore flow that has kept temperatures in the 70s for the past few days is diminishing and the winds will veer more westerly allowing for a bigtime warmup for the weekend. Temperatures are expected to soar toward 90 degrees for the first time this year. The last time we hit 90 was last August.
It will be a gorgeous Friday evening under mainly clear skies. Temperatures will trail down through the 70s before bottoming out in the upper 60s overnight.
The heat is on for Saturday. The westerly flow will bring temperatures up into the upper 80s. Many areas just west of the city will likely end up in the lower 90s. During the day, there will be some high clouds and that may keep the city from hitting the 90 degree mark. Late in the afternoon or evening, a stray shower could develop from the passage of a warm front.
On Sunday, the city will have a better chance of hitting 90 degrees with partly to mostly sunny skies. Late in the day, a cold front will drop south, bringing a chance for some showers in the evening. The record high for the city is 94 degrees, so there is a chance that it may be broken.
While the shower chance will be low Sunday night, temperatures will cool down significantly for the start of the next work week.
Temperatures may struggle to get out of the 70s on Monday as a northwesterly flow dominates during the day. The winds will ease on Tuesday and that will help temperatures recover back into the upper 70s.