Don’tbreak out your shorts just yet

Bay Area residents who may have packed away their winter clothes during the recent heat wave should prepare for long-sleeve weather through the weekend, forecasters say.

A cooling trend persists in The City and around the region, with cloud-covered mornings and partly sunny afternoons expected for much of the week, said Diana Henderson, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.

Temperatures in The City are expected to range from the upper 50s to mid-60s this week, and the Peninsula should be a tad warmer, Henderson said. The South, North and East Bay areas will also be slightly warmer — in the upper 60s and lower 70s, she said.

All in all, the week should be pleasant, with light winds and little chance of rain expected through Sunday, she said.

“It will be pretty much ‘stratus’ quo [today] through early next week,” Henderson joked.

The cooler weather should offer added reprieve for firefighters in the Santa Cruz Mountains battling a damaging 3,900-acre inferno that has destroyed 36 homes since it began Thursday, forecasters say. The blaze is expected to be fully contained by today and controlled by this weekend, according to Cal Fire spokesman Henry DeKruyff.

The fire was partly blamed on a set of gusty days that followed a record-shattering heat wave two weeks ago, when The City warmed to 97 degrees. The current cooling trend is more typical for this time of year, Henderson said.

“We’re usually a little above [the current temperature] or a little below,” she said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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