Strengthening high pressure to the east will bring warmer weather through this weekend, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.
High temperatures along the coast Thursday were predicted to be 70 to 75 degrees, 75 to 80 inland, 78 to 83 in the western valleys, 89 to 94 near the foothills, 90 to 98 highs in the mountains and 109 to 114 in the deserts, according to the weather service.
Increasing monsoonal moisture will bring a slight chance of afternoon and early evening thunderstorms to the mountains and deserts beginning on Thursday and continuing into early next week.
A weak trough of low pressure near the West Coast will bring slight cooling for the early and middle part of next week with a little drying, forecasters said.
Night and morning coastal low clouds and fog won’t extend inland much past the coastal areas for the weekend.