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Today’s daily digit

A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

6/10: Salvageable for some outdoor time. Any showers later on should be brief and light. Clouds are okay when it’s somewhat warm?

Express forecast

  • Today: Fog, clouds. Rising rain chances. Highs: About 70 to mid-70s.
  • Tonight: Higher rain chances. Patchy fog late. Lows: About 60 to mid-60s.
  • Tomorrow: A.M. rain chances. P.M. sunnier. Highs: Mid-70s to near 80.
  • Sunday: Muggy. More sun than clouds. Highs: About 80 to mid-80s.

Forecast in detail

Our air gets a bit of a maritime feel with increased humidity, and it will feel even slightly summery in the days ahead. Nighttime fog and clouds slowly dissipate as each day progresses. Despite this pattern, temperatures and humidity are on the rise — although it’s nothing too uncomfortable. Shower and storm chances may peak tonight with the passage of tropical remnants and then again toward Tuesday as an autumnal cold front slowly approaches.

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Today (Friday): Patchy fog could last a few hours. Shower chances from Beta’s remnants are on the rise, especially into midafternoon (best rain chances are south of town). You may want to tote that small umbrella. Clouds dominate, with a little bit of brown haze mixed in from western wildfires. Any showers that we see should be quick and light. Temperatures top out around 70 to perhaps the mid-70s in the warmest spots. Southerly breezes stay light. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: It’s cloudy with a few showers around, and even a storm may rumble through. Some of us see maybe a tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain, with wetter spots who see a brief downpour getting perhaps a half inch. With light southeast breezes barely stirring the atmosphere, patchy fog may again develop late night. Low temperatures may only cool to around 60 degrees to perhaps mid-60s downtown thanks to increasing, moister dew points indicating more, muggier-feeling water vapor levels in the air. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Saturday): Morning fog, showers, and perhaps even a quick thunderstorm move out during the midday or early afternoon. Clouds and any smoke haze diminish some by midday, as well. Increasing sunshine helps boost the temperatures a bit, into the range of mid-70s to near 80 degrees. You may feel that humidity creeping up, but we should be able to keep dew points below the very uncomfortable 70-degree mark. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Low temperatures bottom out in the 60s, with moist-feeling dew points around the mid-60s not allowing temperatures to cool much more than that. Fog and raindrop chances are a bit lessened but not zero, especially with some clouds around. Confidence: Medium

A look ahead

Sunday: Feeling kind of summery again. High temperatures may rise to 80, if not mid-80s. Humidity is noticeable, with dew points slowly rising to eye that muggy 70-degree mark, so expect a bit of discomfort. If we see more clouds and errant showers invade (not currently expected), temperatures could be kept down a few degrees. Confidence: Medium

Sunday night: Clouds, fog and drizzle chances move back into the picture by the late-night hours. Low temperatures may only fall into the mid- to upper 60s. Confidence: Medium

Partly sunny with a shower or storm chance Monday as a cold front slowly approaches. With moderate southerly breezes ahead of it, we should see notably humid and warm conditions. Near 80 degrees to perhaps mid-80s are possible. Dew points could be near the muggy 70-degree mark, making the heat index (apparent temperature to our skin) feel a few degrees warmer than the thermometer temperature. Confidence: Medium

Higher rain chances and more clouds come through with the cold front scheduled for Tuesday. Humid high temperatures may top out in the mid- to upper 70s, but there are a lot of moving parts to this forecast because we don’t have confidence on exactly when a surge of cooler air tries to push through. Stay tuned! We will watch for thunderstorm chances as we get closer, as well. Moderately strong southerly breezes are possible. Confidence: Low-Medium