We didn’t pick up moisture in the valley, but the clouds were dramatic. Temperatures are being affected by the clouds, causing them to decline.
The overall wind pattern remains light, allowing patchy fog to develop. The upper cloud cover is non-existent and a ridge of high pressure is developing and pushes to the north.
Severe weather did roll through the area earlier in the afternoon, but the spooky looking clouds were harmless. They got their unusual look and tint from smoke, some of which had traveled all the way from the Rim Fire near Yosemite.
Northern California will see increasing clouds and cooler temperatures for the President’s Day holiday on Monday. A mix of clouds and sunshine will keep the high temperature to around 63 degrees in Sacramento.
An unusual weather phenomenon for Northern California created a lot of questions as people spotted an unusual cloud formation over the Sacramento-area, primarily “What is that?”.