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Slowly Cooling…

Air Quality Report (As of 8:30AM)
All reporting stations good to moderate.

High pressure continues to slowly weaken over the region as we enter the new workweek. Temperatures will continue to slide downward. Tropical moisture will begin to stream in from the south in the form of high clouds. Nearing the end of the week, a weather system will swing in from the west, juiced by tropical moisture and will likely bring rain to the California Coast. At the moment, it looks like the Central Coast will be the beneficiary of this much-needed rain, but that forecast could be altered in the coming days. So, please stay tuned to the forecast. Beyond that system, it appears as if high pressure will build back in, bringing warm dry weather once again.


Monday: Patchy low clouds on the coast and some high clouds passing through. Cooler, with coastal highs in the mid-60s to upper 70s and 80s-90s inland.

Overnight: Low clouds and fog possible near the coast.  Lows in the 40s-50s to for most areas, but 60s up in the hills.

Tuesday: Cooler, with 60s on the coast and 70s-80s for inland spots. Partly cloudy skies along the coast with inland sunshine.

Extended: Temperatures will slowly decrease throughout most of the week, with Wednesday being the coolest day on the coast. Some coastal warming will return with southerly winds Thursday/Friday in advance of the weather system. However, inland temps will continue to cool. Rain will be possible on Friday—probably later in the day and into the overnight. Conditions will then clear through the weekend into early next week.

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This week's normal temperatures:

--COASTAL CITIES--
LOW: 52ºF
HIGH: 71ºF

--INLAND CITIES--
LOW: 48ºF
HIGH: 83ºF

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-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for October 12th - 17th calls for the likelihood of ABOVE normal temperatures and near normal precipitation. 
-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.

Local Forecast / Weather / Weather Authority

Zach McIntyre

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

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