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Monsoon moisture

Weather in 60 seconds with Erica 7 19 18

An easterly wave rotating around high pressure to our east will push monsoon moisture into our area Thursday/Friday. The moisture will result in humid conditions along with the threat of isolated showers/thunderstorms. Unfortunately, these showers/storms won't likely produce much precipitation, but may deliver a few lightning strikes! A stronger ridge of high pressure will build in next week bringing hot temperatures to inland cities.


Thursday: A few low clouds near the coast, otherwise scattered mid to high level cloudcover throughout the day. A slight chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Storms could contain lightning without much precipitation. Warmer and muggier with coastal highs in the 60s-70s and 80s-90s inland. Gusty up-valley winds inland in the afternoon/early evening.


Overnight: Low clouds will fill coastal areas and adjacent river valleys. Patchy fog. Expect low temperatures in the 50s with a few higher elevation inland spots in the low 60s.

Friday: A few low clouds near the coast, otherwise scattered mid to high level cloudcover throughout the day. A slight chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Storms could contain lightning without much precipitation. Warmer and muggier with coastal highs in the 60s-70s and 80s-90s inland. Gusty up-valley winds inland in the afternoon/early evening.

Extended: Southwesterly flow will dry us out this weekend. Temperatures start seasonable Saturday/Sunday, then warm to above normal levels next week. In fact, it could get quite hot next week inland!

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for July 26th - August 1st calls for the likelihood of ABOVE normal temperatures and near normal precipitation. Note: Little to no precipitation typically falls this time of year.


El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Neutral
Forecast: El Niño possible by winter

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This week's normal temperatures:


     --COASTAL CITIES--
LOW: 54ºF  HIGH: 69ºF

     --INLAND CITIES--
LOW: 51ºF  HIGH: 86ºF