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Stormy triple threat

Three strong winter storms will move through the area into the weekend. All will pack gusty winds and the potential for heavy rain. The cumulative effect may cause flooding problems. Dry weather expected next week.

Overnight: Mostly cloudy and mild. Expect coastal lows in the low to mid 40s with mid 30s to low 40s on the coast.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy early with light rain possible in the morning and early afternoon while most other areas remain dry. Rain chances increase throughout the day with rain becoming more moderate for the coastal hills and even reaching inland valleys by late afternoon. Gusty southerly winds increase in the evening and moderate to heavy rain will be possible for most areas outside of a few sheltered inland valleys. Expect highs mainly in the 50s.

***Wind Advisory***
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory from 1PM Wednesday to 1AM Thursday for...

-Santa Cruz County
-Santa Clara County
-Northern San Benito County
-Coastal Monterey County
-Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest
-Northern Salinas Valley

*Expect southerly wind gusts from 40 to 50 mph. Winds will be strongest near the coast and in the hills above 1000 feet.

*Impacts include downed trees, limbs, and power lines leading to possible power outages. Driving of high profile vehicles will be difficult during periods of strong winds along with extra debris on area roads. 

Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight with a few light showers lingering into the early morning hours, then becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs mainly in the 50s.

Extended: Rain and wind arrive again on Friday morning with showers and perhaps thunderstorms lingering into the afternoon. Temperatures will remain slightly cool. A few showers may even linger into Saturday morning, then some clearing is expected. Another storm system arrives with rain and wind on Sunday. Then, dryer, sunnier conditions are expected into early next week, though temperatures will be a bit cool.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for January 25th-31st calls for near normal temperatures and slightly below normal precipitation.

El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Weak La Niña (trending toward neutral)

This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 43ºF  HIGH: 60ºF


LOW: 36ºF  HIGH: 62ºF

Updated by Meteorologist Dann Cianca on Tuesday at 6:23 p.m.