Highs today reached 75-80.
Some scattered storms in a band or line or two are likely Saturday afternoon to evening & even Saturday night with MARGINAL RISK of severe weather. This means, a couple isolated severe storms are possible.
The main threat would be isolated wind/hail.
With clouds/sun, highs Saturday should reach 80-87 with heat indices 84-93 with a southeast wind becoming south, then southwest at 9-17 mph. This, after clouds/sun & some patchy fog in the early morning.
Any rainfall looks isolated & confined to early Sunday. Clearing trend should follow with highs 75-84 with a west-northwest wind at 10-20 mph.
Zonal flow dominates next week with sun & dry, warm weather.
This zonal flow will also bring smoke from the Pacific Northwest & northern California to Idaho fires eastward. Skies may turn, pale, hazy & smoky.
Warmer than normal, drier than normal pattern is dominant right to mid-October to as late as October 22.
Really, the only period that may see a spurt of below normal temperatures is the very end of September to very beginning of October & perhaps in mid-October. However, warmth will be the rule for this 42-day forecast period.
If we are going to see a significant, longer-lasting below normal temperature anomaly, it will likely take a Pacific typhoon or two to completely break the pattern. Second feat would be decreasing the Southeast ridge to let that cold blast in.
October temperature anomalies:
October precipitation anomalies: