Warm, dry weather forecast for San Francisco Bay Area

The calendar may read January, but the weather is indicating anything but a midwinter month.

The reality is, it’s warm outside — and it’s likely to remain that way for at least another week, National Weather Service meteorologist Charles Bell said Sunday.

A ridge of high pressure is hovering over the Bay Area, Bell said, and it is pushing any storm and moisture to the north into Canada.

“The storms have been diverting well to the north of California,” Bell said. “Even well north of northern California, the wetter parts of the state. There’s no indication that’s going to change.”

Temperatures, he said, will likely remain higher than normal for the foreseeable future.

“It’s good for tourism, but bad for skiing,” Bell said.

Rain could enter the Bay Area by late next week; if it does happen, it will be the first substantial precipitation in The City since Nov. 24, when 0.021 inches of rain fell.

San Francisco is looking at temperatures in the mid-50s and 60s this week. Overnight lows will be in the 40s. Winds will remain calm.


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