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Slight Cooling, Then HOT

Air Quality Report (As of 7:00AM)
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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.


Thursday: Expect a few clouds near the bay and slightly cooler weather more cloud coverage on Thursday morning and slightly cooler weather. Coastal highs in the 60s-70s and 80s-90s inland. Breezy at times during the afternoon and evening.

***BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT***
IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON…

-Large breaking waves of 15 to 20 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.

Friday: A touch cooler with a few clouds. Coastal highs will mostly be in the 60s with 80s to near 90s inland. Breezy at times during the afternoon and evening.
 
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.

*Fire Weather Watch*
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.

Local Forecast / Weather Authority / Weather Team

Zach McIntyre

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

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