After a dry weekend in the Bay area, not much is expected to change for the new week as the stretch of dry weather continues.
While the lack of rain is not uncommon for the Bay Area this time of year, the dry weather will only serve to worsen the drought.
The city has not received measurable precipitation in July since 2007 when 0.01 of an inch of rain was recorded.
Exceptional long-term drought has been increasing across the state. No part of California is considered to be in any less than severe drought, with extreme to exceptional drought covering a majority of the land.
The mornings early this week will feature morning clouds that will burn off in the afternoon hours as the sun soars into the sky. Highs will stay consistently in the low 70s, though AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will be slightly above the actual temperature. Lows during the overnight hours will be around 60.
Winds will be slight with a few gusts into the 12 to 15 mph range.
The Bully Fire raging in Shasta County is 86 percent contained, having already consumed 12,661 acres. Dry, rugged terrain is providing ample fuel for the fire's growth and is providing some difficulty for containment efforts.
A train of storms will continue to deliver rain to the Pacific Northwest with one particular storm this weekend likely to be the strongest of the bunch.
A major storm centered on Christmas Eve will affect the Midwest and East with strong winds, areas of heavy snow, wind-swept rain and thunderstorms.
With many winter storms lined up, snow will create a wintry setting for Christmas in some areas.
Several fast-moving storm systems will bring unsettled weather to the British Isles and northern Europe this week.
Residents of Seattle and western Washington will want to keep rain gear handy as wet weather continues to move through the region.
A potent cold front will bring much cooler air and a flood threat to parts of South America this weekend.
Arctic outbreak drops low to between 5-15 below zero, setting many records.
Philadelphia, PA (1992)
60 degrees - tied record set in 1928. Only time in 1992 that the city broke or tied a record high.
Beaumont, TX (1995)
8.88" of rain.