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The Forecast: Cooler, breezy

Winds will increase fire danger

Temperatures will be noticeably cooler starting Tuesday, as a mostly dry weather system slides through California. Most areas will see daytime highs in the 60s. After the system passes, gusty winds will develop Tuesday night into Thursday.  

Monday night: Coastal clouds will increase overnight with patchy fog and drizzle possible. Expect lows in the 40s-50s on the coast and 40s inland.

Tuesday: Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy, with much cooler temperatures. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s on the coast, and 60s and 70s inland.

**RED FLAG WARNING**

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning, in effect from Wednesday morning at 4 a.m. until 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

-North Bay Mountains above 1,000 feet, East Bay Hills above 1,000 ft, and the Diablo Range in fire weather zones 507 and 511.

-North to northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts 35 to 45mph. Local gusts at isolated peaks and ridge tops may approach and possibly exceed 60 mph.

-Wednesday afternoon relative humidity values dropping to 10 to 20 percent with localized single digits. Poor recoveries are forecast on Wednesday night with relative humidity values in the 30 to 45 percent range with localized values below 25 percent.


Extended: There is a very slight for sprinkles on Wednesday, but most spots will just stay on the cloudy side. Temperatures will stay cool through the workweek, with a slight warm-up by next weekend. 

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for November 21st - 29th calls for the likelihood of ABOVE normal temperatures and BELOW normal precipitation.

El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Neutral
(Winter) Forecast: Neutral

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This week's normal temperatures:


     --COASTAL CITIES--
LOW: 47ºF  HIGH: 65ºF

--INLAND CITIES--
LOW: 40ºF  HIGH: 69ºF Local Forecast / Weather Authority

Alerts / Local Forecast / Weather Authority

Barry Brown

Barry Brown is an anchor and reporter at KION News Channel 5/46.

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