Observing a neat sun dog in the clouds late this afternoon over the city. A sun dog (or sundog), formally called a parhelion, is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a bright spot to one or both sides of the Sun. Two sun dogs often flank the Sun within a 22° halo. Pic taken from around San Jose, CA. (Thursday, September 27, 2018; 5:58 p.m.)
*Weather update/forecast: By Friday, a low pressure area was to approach the coast and temps were to begin to cool. Then by Saturday, there was to be a few showers over the higher elevations of the north state with a chance of an isolated shower elsewhere. By Sunday, we were to see partly cloudy skies. Temps were forecast to be below normal during the weekend as well. Looking a bit further down the road, by Monday of next week, a stronger closed low pressure area was to be approaching the coast. This system was to bring more widespread showers to Northern California Monday & Tuesday and was to keep temps below normal. We may even be looking at our first measurable rain in months! This low pressure system was forecast to be east of our area by Wednesday or so and high pressure was to be back along the coast… Are we finally starting to see a change in the weather?