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Showery Start to the Week

Widespread rain is likely to return on Sunday as the next system rolls through. Cooler, showery weather will follow into early next week before a slight warming trend at the end of next week.

*Beach Hazards*
… now through early Monday morning for the immediate coast of Santa Cruz & Monterey Counties.

An increased risk of sneaker waves and rip currents is expected.

Sneaker waves can knock unsuspecting beach goers over and into the sea. Rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea.

Steep beaches will have a higher risk of sneaker wave and rip current activity with greater wave run-up onto beaches.

A Beach Hazard Statement for sneaker waves means that conditions are present to support a heightened risk of unsuspecting beach goers being swept into the sea by a wave. Rip currents are typically more frequent and stronger in the vicinity of jetties, inlets, and piers. People walking along the beach should never turn their back to the sea. Fisherman should avoid fishing from rocks or jetties. Remain out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming conditions. Anyone caught in a rip current should swim parallel to the coast to escape the rip current before trying to swim for shore.

Overnight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows in the 40s-50s.

Monday: A few light showers throughout the day with cooler weather. Highs will be in the 50s to lows 60s.

Tuesday: Scattered showers. Highs will be in the 50s for most.

Extended: Cooler, showery weather can be expected through Wednesday with highs in the 50s. We’ll clear out by Thursday with warmer, more seasonable weather by the weekend.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for March 28th – April 3rd  calls for the likelihood of BELOW temperatures and near normal precipitation.

El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Neutral
Forecast into Summer: Neutral


This week's normal temperatures:
LOW: 45ºF
HIGH: 63ºF

LOW: 40ºF
HIGH: 68ºF

Local Forecast / Weather / Weather Authority

Zach McIntyre

Zach McIntyre is the morning meteorologist at KION News Channel 5/46.


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