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Continued Cooling; Watching For Rain

Air Quality Report (As of 7:00AM)
All reporting stations good.

High pressure continues to slowly weaken over the region as we head through mid-week. Temperatures will continue to slide downward. 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. There is still some uncertainty weather the moisture will reach the Central Coast as of yet. Beyond that system, it appears as if high pressure will build back in, bringing warm dry weather once again next week



Wednesday: Increased low clouds on the coast and a few high clouds passing through. Cooler with highs in the upper 50s to 60s on the coast and 70s-80s inland. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon.

Overnight: Widespread low clouds with patchy fog. A few high clouds inland. Lows in the 40s-50s to for most areas, but 60s up in the hills.

Thursday: Patchy low clouds on the coast with a few high clouds passing through. Cool again, with coastal highs in the upper 50s to 60s and 70s to low 80s inland. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon.
 
Extended: Temperatures will remain cool for the end of the week as a weather system approaches from the west. We’ll see a chance of rain on Saturday, though the forecast continues to trend dryer. Warmer weather expected next week.ADVERTISING

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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 14th - 20th 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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