Last week, computer weather forecast models were hinting at the possibility of a weather system pattern change that could result in significant precipitation for California and the West Coast. While tenuous then, the predictions are firming up now, and it looks like there will be a significant shift in the jet stream, which will put California squarely in the middle of the storm track.
The main impact with this change will be gusty south to west winds, especially today & Monday. There could also be some showers mid to late-week for the northern mountains.
My experience over the last 30 years with predictions of early fall rainfall events has been that they often are over-forecasted, and often fail outright. I hope I’m wrong in this case.
Originally this post referenced an AccuWeather story that appeared to be current – it wasn’t, it was from 2017 While the weather events reconciled to the present, it was flat wrong in the present context. The mistake is mine, and I regret the error. – Anthony