The National Weather Service announced that a slight chance of lightning and rain could be experienced in the Bay Area early in the week as monsoonal moisture hits Southern California on Monday, adding to the rise of thunderstorms possibilities in the Tahoe area.
On Monday morning, downtown Los Angeles experienced 0.09 inches of rain which pushed the total for this month to become the wettest for July since 1877 when recording started. In 2015, the downtown L.A. experienced the wettest-ever July, the NWS said, as it experienced 0.38 inches of rain.
The monsoonal activity was anticipated to change its course moderately to the west and north.
Service meteorologist Gerry Diaz, however, said that there is little possibility for thunderstorms to arrive over the Bay Area.
Officials are also on alert on the chances of lightning as the fire season started early and severely in Northern California. Last year, lightning triggered huge fire wildfire complexes in the Bay Area and California.
The weather service said that possibilities of thunderstorms in the Tahoe area were anticipated to rise throughout the week, probably on Monday, Wednesday and Friday-Saturday.
Meanwhile, the smoke from the Dixie Fire, which ravaged about 200, 000-acre to the northwest in the counties of Plumas and Butte, was foreseen to keep on covering the region at least through Monday and Tuesday, San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The Bay Area will experience high temperatures starting Tuesday. This week, San Francisco and Oakland can probably experience temperature rise in the 70s. Livermore and Concord, areas located far from the inland, will experience temperature increases in the 90s beginning Tuesday.