While escaping the core of the heat, warm days are still shaping up for San Francisco through Monday.
A ridge of high pressure building across California will promote blazing triple-digit heat across the interior through Monday.
There will be enough of an onshore flow to keep the heat held at bay around San Francisco, but temperatures will still rise to the upper 70s and near 80F.
Any low clouds and fog will burn off by midday with mostly sunny skies expected by the afternoon hours. Morning clouds could cause flight delays at San Francisco International Airport.
An upper-level disturbance will break down the ridge on Tuesday, causing temperatures to return to more seasonable levels.
The disturbance will pass through dryly without any welcome rainfall.
Storms, including Ana, are lining up over the northern Pacific, en route to the northwestern United States and British Columbia.
Attention in the tropics will turn to the swath from southeastern Mexico to Cuba and Florida, where a new tropical system may form late this week.
After impacting Bermuda and Newfoundland, Gonzalo will bring rain and damaging wind gusts to Europe early this week.
A storm will spin up along the New England coast at midweek and will take on characteristics of a nor'easter with drenching wind-swept rain and coastal flooding in some locations.
Hawaii will continue to face some hazards from Ana through early this week, despite escaping a direct hit.
A new moon will allow for the perfect background for the Orionid Meteor Shower, set to peak on Tuesday Oct. 21 and into the morning of Oct. 22.
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