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Slowly Warming

ZACH WEATHER

A weak weather system passing by to our north is the only thing between us and a big, hot ridge of high pressure. As the system moves on Thursday, the ridge will bulge in from the south leading to warm to hot temperatures across the region for the end of the week. The ridge will eventually ease this weekend, moderating temperatures, and allowing for a deeper trough of low pressure to approach from the west. It looks like we’ll then enter a cooler, more unsettled weather pattern for a week or so with the chance for some light rain mid-week.


Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a few high clouds passing through. Winds will pick up in the afternoon and could get gusty at times on the exposed coast and over the hills. Coastal highs will range from the mid-60s to upper 70s with inland areas in the 80s.

Overnight: Mostly clear skies, with temperatures a touch cooler. Expect lows in the 40's-50's. Breezy at times on the exposed coast and up over the ridge tops.

Thursday: Sunny and even warmer with coastal highs in the upper 60s to low 80s and 80s to mid-90s inland.  Breezy over the ridge tops in the morning.

Extended: Expect a repeat performance of Thursday’s weather on Friday, then temperatures will slowly cool through the weekend. Low clouds may appear back on the coast at times. Mother’s Day will be very nice across the region with seasonable to slightly warm temperatures and mostly sunny skies. Early next week, clouds will increase and we’ll see a couple of rain chances as weather systems pass by.
The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for May 13th-19th calls for the likelihood of BELOW normal temperatures and ABOVE normal precipitation.

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

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This week's normal temperatures:
--COASTAL CITIES--
LOW: 48ºF
HIGH: 65ºF  

--INLAND CITIES--
LOW: 44ºF
HIGH: 75ºF

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Zach McIntyre

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

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