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Workweek Warmup

ZACH WEATHER

AIR QUALITY (PM2.5 AQI as of 7:30am)
Good to Moderate for all reporting areas.

High pressure will then strengthen over the region this week with warmer and sunnier weather expected. Inland areas will be hot & dry while coastal areas will be warm. The hot & dry conditions will increase the fire danger and while we will have windy conditions for valleys in the afternoon, those winds will moisten into the evenings.

Monday: Morning low clouds near the coast. Partly cloudy for some coastal spots throughout the day, with sunshine elsewhere. Highs will be moderate, with 60s to near 70s on the coast and 70s-90s inland.

Overnight: Widespread low clouds with patchy fog and drizzle possible.

Tuesday: Another batch of morning and evening low clouds. Sunny afternoons for most. Highs will be a touch warmer with 60s-70s on the coast and 80s-100s inland. Breezy at times.

Extended: Temperatures warming up through the end of the week, with HOT weather possible by the weekend.

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This week's normal temperatures:

--COASTAL CITIES--
LOW: 54ºF
HIGH: 71ºF

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

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-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for September 7th – 13th 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 into Winter: La Niña Watch

-Area drought status: 
Moderate drought for much of Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties, Abnormally dry on the east shore of the bay into San Benito County. No drought classification for much of Monterey County outside of the Gabilan Range.

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Zach McIntyre

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

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