So long, heat dome. The long-awaited cooling trend is coming to the Bay Area and across the state Friday with temperatures falling through the weekend. Temperatures are also set to steadily drop in the Sierra Nevada, which is great news for firefighters battling the Mosquito Fire.
This fire, burning in Tahoe National Forest and Placer and El Dorado Counties, has grown dramatically since its ignition. That’s thanks to the extremely hot and dry weather from the statewide heat wave earlier this week. And weather models are hinting that a rare system will fan some of its flames this weekend.