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Fall-like Weather, Then Summertime Heat

Air Quality Report (As of 8:00AM)
Good to moderate.

The weather pattern will remain progressive for most of the week with two weather systems sliding by to our north. The first is passing by right now, keeping flow onshore and temperatures slightly cool. The next will be here on Thursday, increasing clouds and winds briefly. 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.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a few low clouds on the south/east sides of the bay and a few passing high clouds. Hazy. Highs in the mid-60s to mid-70s on the coast—warmest on the north side of the bay and mid mid70s to mid-90s inland. Becoming breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon and a bit breezy over the ridgetops late.

Overnight: Low clouds will creep back in slowly. Patchy fog possible. Overnight lows in the 40s-50s.

Wednesday: After widespread morning clouds, becoming mostly sunny with a few low clouds on the south/east sides of the bay. Warmer, with coastal highs in the upper 60s to upper 70s—warmest on the north side of the bay—and 80s to around 99ºF inland. Breezy for inland valleys and in the higher terrain in the afternoon and early evening.
Extended: Low clouds increase for Thursday/Friday mornings with drizzle possible. Temps will dip slightly but then head upward into the weekend with above normal readings all around by Saturday. The hot/dry weather will last into early next week with increased fire danger.


This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 53ºF
HIGH: 71ºF

LOW: 49ºF
HIGH: 84ºF


-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for September 29th – October 5th 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.

Local Forecast / Weather Authority / Weather Team

Zach McIntyre

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


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