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While the weather will be quite comfortable this week, dryness in the area may present some issues.
First, let's talk about the good news: it’s going to generally be quite beautiful and comfortably cool. There will be plenty of sunshine most days, and even as a storm passes to our south tomorrow, clouds will move in and be the only change in the stretch of fine weather we've been experiencing.
Now, the not-so-great news about the drought. The lack of rain will continue to present a problem, and although we are at the end of the growing season, plants that go into winter dry tend to not do too well through a hard winter. Of course, it’s too early to know exactly how the winter will play out, but if it’s even typical, and we have a drought, there will be significant damage to some trees and shrubs.
Foliage this season is going to not be as brilliant because of the warm, dry weather. Already there are trees shedding their leaves without color. This is a protective mechanism to prevent the loss of water going into fall.
This week begins the autumnal equinox. Starting this weekend, our nights will be longer than the days.
You can expect dry and sunny weather each day this week. As I wrote, a storm passing to our south will bring an increase in some clouds on Tuesday, but no rain. The long-range charts show little to no rain into October.
Today: Partly cloudy, with a low of 45-52.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high in the mid to upper 60s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70-75.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high in the lower 70s.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.
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