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Weather Forecast

Rain by tomorrow night

Your Wednesday October 18 2017...

A strong early-season storm system will plow through the West Coast over the next few days. Onshore flow will continue on the Central Coast with rain arriving by Thursday evening. Chilly temperatures can be expected behind the system Friday, but building high pressure will get the winds blowing offshore by early next week. Then a big warm-up can be expected!


Overnight: Low clouds for coastal areas and adjacent valleys. Mostly clear elsewhere. Seasonable with coastal lows in mid 40s to around 50ºF and upper 30s to upper 40s inland.

Thursday: Low clouds early, with partial clearing possible. Then increasing clouds into the evening with light rain possible after dark. Expect coastal highs in the low to mid 60s with a range of upper 50s to around 80ºF inland. Breezy in the valleys in the afternoon.

*HIGH SURF ADVISORY*

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory, which is in effect from 6 pm Thursday to 6 pm Friday.

A large northwest swell of 15 to 18 feet with periods of 18 to 20 seconds will arrive Thursday night and spread through the coastal waters through Friday. This swell will result in breaking waves of 13 to 18 feet, occasionally up to 25 feet at favored beaches. These conditions will pose a threat to beachgoers and mariners traversing harbor entrances late this week.

* Waves and surf: Breaking waves of 13 to 18 feet, occasionally up to 25 feet along west and northwest facing beaches.

* Timing: Beginning late Thursday through Friday.

* Impacts: Large breaking waves along the coast will lead to increased wave run-up on beaches with waves topping and washing over large rocks and jetties. These large waves can be erratic and unpredictable. Use extra caution near the surf zone as these large waves will be capable of sweeping people into the frigid and turbulent ocean water. Mariners traversing the bar or harbor entrances are also urged to exercise extreme caution or stay in port until the threat subsides.

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.


Extended: Showers will end by Friday morning, with a cool, breezy afternoon to follow. Temperatures will warm slowly through the weekend, but not until after a couple of cold mornings. By Sunday, temperatures will be back above normal-- by early next week, some 10-15ºF above normal for coastal areas with offshore flow.

 

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for October 26th - November 1st calls for the likelihood of ABOVE normal temperatures and BELOW normal precipitation.

 

El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Neutral
Forecast: Weak La Niña developing into the winter months

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This week's normal temperatures:


     --COAST--
LOW: 50ºF  HIGH: 69ºF

     --INLAND--
LOW: 44ºF  HIGH: 79ºF


Weather Authority

Weather Authority Forecast Summary

Cooling into the weekend, warming out of it

Your Thursday July 27th 2017 Forecast...

A weak upper level trough will dominate our weather into the weekend, cooling temperatures slightly and allowing the marine layer to remain moderately deep. This will keep low clouds in the forecast into the weekend. Eventually, a ridge of high pressure will build in into next week, warming both coast and inland areas and cutting down on clouds.

Overnight: Low clouds thicken for coastal areas and adjacent inland valleys. Patchy fog and drizzle possible. Lows in the 50s on the coast and 50s to low 60s inland.

Saturday: Low clouds and patchy fog for coastal areas and the Salinas Valley in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny. Scattered low clouds will linger on the south/east sides of the bay and along the exposed coast during the afternoon but other areas will see full sunshine. Expect coastal highs in the low 60s to mid 70s with mid 70s to low 100s inland. Breezy for the Salinas Valley in the afternoon and early evening.

Extended: Starting Sunday, high pressure will build in for most of next week, heating up inland areas and even the coast will see mostly sunny, warm conditions. Some monsoonal moisture potentially enhanced by one of the tropical cyclones out in the East Pacific may result in some high clouds by mid-week. At least one computer model is generating some showers/t-storms on Thursday, so that will have to be watched.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for August 4th-10th calls for the likelihood of above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation, though little to no precipitation typically falls this time of year.

 

El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Neutral
Forecast: Neutral into the winter months

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This week's normal temperatures:

     --COAST--
LOW: 54ºF  HIGH: 70ºF

     --INLAND--
LOW: 51ºF  HIGH: 86ºF


Local Forecast

Weather Authority Forecast Summary

Typical June Gloom

High pressure remains in control, though temperatures will remain seasonable through mid-week. Slight warming expected by the end of the week as the ridge strengthens. Flow will remain onshore which will keep the daily cycle of low clouds and seasonable temperatures in the forecast for the coast.
 

Wednesday: Low clouds will be on the decrease by mid-morning, but it is likely some will linger on the south/east sides of Monterey Bay throughout the day with highs in the low to mid 60s. Elsewhere, expect mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s on the coast and mid 70s to upper 90s for inland areas. Windy in the Salinas Valley during the afternoon and early evening.

Tonight: Low clouds expand throughout coastal areas and adjacent valleys. Some fog in the hills and the inland valleys. Patchy drizzle near the coast. Expect coastal lows in the low to mid 50s with upper 40s to mid 50s for inland areas.

Thursday: Patchy low clouds on the south/east sides of Monterey Bay but mostly sunny elsewhere. Coastal highs in the 60s to mid 70s with upper 70s to around 100ºF inland. Breezy at times.

Extended: Seasonable weather will continue on the coast with the daily cycle of low clouds through the weekend. Inland temperatures will increase through Friday where highs will be about 5 degrees above normal, then cool through Monday with highs about 5 degrees below normal. Besides a few low clouds in the valleys in the morning, inland areas will remain sunny.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for July 5th-11th calls for the likelihood of above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation, though little to no precipitation typically falls this time of year.

 

El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Neutral
Forecast: Weak El Niño is possible in the coming months.


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This week's normal temperatures:

     --COAST--
LOW: 53ºF  HIGH: 69ºF

     --INLAND--

LOW: 50ºF  HIGH: 84ºF
 

 


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