It looks like another warmer-than-average day today, but a steep drop in temperatures and potential rainfall lurks later in the week.
National Weather Service forecasters predict a high of 81 today, about 10 degrees higher than normal for this time of year in Modesto. Sunny conditions will continue Wednesday, though it is expected to be a few degrees cooler.
The real change comes Thursday, when forecasters predict a high of 65 and a chance of rain showers that will continue through Friday night.
The weekend looks clear but colder, with highs near 60.