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Big Waves, Fire Danger, Hot Weekend

Air Quality Report (As of 7:00AM)

The weather pattern will remain progressive with the next system sliding by today, increasing clouds and winds briefly. Temperatures will likely take a bit of a dip Thursday/Friday. Then, high pressure will build in for the weekend with much warmer, dryer weather expected. Fire danger will also be on the increase with the potential for offshore winds.


-Large breaking waves of 15 to 20 plus feet with dangerous rip
currents expected. Steep beaches may experience breaking waves
in excess of 20 feet.

-Coastline from Sonoma County southward through Monterey
County. In particular west to northwest facing beaches…
including but not limited to…Ocean Beach, Montara State Beach,
and Marina State Beach.

-Increased risk of ocean drowning. Rip currents can
pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large breaking waves can
cause injury, wash people off beaches and rocks, and capsize
small boats near shore.

Overnight: Some patchy fog possible, otherwise clear skies. Lows mostly in the 50s.

The National Weather Service in Monterey has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the Diablo Range in Santa Clara County from Saturday morning through Monday morning.

Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph on Saturday will increase Saturday night into Sunday morning with frequent gusts 40 to 50 mph.

Lowering humidity on Saturday to less than 25% with little or no humidity recovery Saturday night. RH values staying steady from 10-20% Sunday into early next week.

Any fires that develop will spread rapidly in the hot, dry and windy weather.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.

Saturday: The warm-up begins! A few coastal clouds possible throughout the day, otherwise sunny. Coastal highs will be in the 70s-80s with 80s-90s inland. Breezy at times.

Overnight: A few low clouds possible, otherwise clear. Lows mostly in the 50s.

Sunday: Hot weather, with loads of sunshine! Coastal highs will be in the 70s to near 90s with 90s-100s inland. Breezy at times.

Overnight: Mostly clear. Lows mostly in the 40s-50s.
Extended: Temperatures will head upward into the weekend with most areas peaking on Sunday/Monday. Hot, dry conditions expected with offshore winds possible over the ridgetops. The winds will be stronger in the bay area, but may bleed down into the Central Coast as well.

Local Forecast / Weather / Weather Authority

Zach McIntyre

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


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