Modesto will get a brief respite from the cold rainy temperatures that hit over the weekend, but a series of storm systems will be moving into the area later this week.
Today's high temperature will top out at about 10 degrees warmer than Monday, with a predicted high of 80. The pleasant temperatures will continue through Wednesday until a series of systems from the Gulf of Alaska start heading south, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Holly Osborne.
Come Thursday, clouds will move in over the valley, with a 20 percent chance of rain Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Daytime highs will cool down to the upper 60s and low 70s – five to 10 degrees cooler than average temperatures for this time of year. Nighttime lows will be in the low to mid 50s, according to Osborne.
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The rainy conditions could spill over into next week but Osborne said early predictions indicate a northern shift in the storm patterns, leaving Modesto on the border of the system.