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Cool Temps and Windy Conditions to Start the Week

WEATHER STORY
A through of low pressure is digging down over the Pacific Northwest. This cold air mass will drop temperatures inland 10 to 15 degrees below normal, and coastal locations 5 degrees below normal averages for this time of year. The trend will continue through Wednesday. Winds will also increase across the Central Coast, with a ridge to our east and trough to our west. The strongest winds expected Monday, while breezy/ gusty conditions will persist throughout the week.

***GALE WARNING***
... IN EFFECT FROM 8AM to 9PM MONDAY.

- For the coastal waters from Point Pinos to Point Piedras Blancas California out to 10 nm.

- Northwest winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt and seas 7 to 11 feet at 8 seconds expected. Strong winds will cause hazardous seas which could capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

- Mariners should alter plans to avoid these hazardous conditions. Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter course, and/or secure the vessel for severe conditions.

**Wind Advisory**

...IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM PDT MONDAY.

-The Sonoma and Marin County Coastline, the city of SF, the East Bay Interior Valleys, the Pacific-facing side of the San Mateo Coast, Coastal Santa Cruz County, Southern Monterey Bay, and the Salinas Valley.

-Winds between 25-35 mph will be possible with areas along the gaps and passes having the potential for 35-45 mph
gusts at times, with local gusts up to 55 mph possible at some of the favored gaps and passes.

-Winds will pick up tomorrow as a low pressure moves over the region, with areas along the immediate coast, the City
of San Francisco, and wind-facing portions of the East Bay interior valleys and the Salinas valley all expected to
experience sustained winds between 25-35 mph with higher localized gusts up to 55 mph along the favored gaps and passes (e.g. San Bruno and Altamont). These winds will weaken by sunset as the low departs the region but will still observe breezy isolated spots along the gaps and passes in the evening.

Monday: Morning clouds with afternoon sunshine. Highs will be cooler with coastal areas in the 50s-60s and 60s-70s inland. Gusty winds throughout the day.

Overnight: Widespread low clouds with patchy fog possible. Lows in the 40s-50s.

Tuesday: Further cooling across the Central Coast. Temperatures will be in the 50s-60s on the coast with 60s-70s inland. Another breezy day with afternoon sunshine.

Extended Forecast: Temperatures warm up after Wednesday. Watching for shower chances through the weekend.

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This week's normal temperatures:
--COASTAL CITIES--
LOW: 51ºF
HIGH: 67ºF
 
--INLAND CITIES--
LOW: 48ºF
HIGH: 79ºF

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-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for June 5th – 11th calls for the likelihood of ABOVE normal temperatures and near-normal precipitation. 
-El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Neutral
-Forecast into Summer: Neutral

-Area drought status: “
Extreme Drought” for Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties, along with northern Monterey and northern San Benito.  The remainder of Monterey & San Benito Counties are in “Severe Drought”  California Weather / Local Forecast / Weather / Weather Authority / Weather Video

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Erika Bratten

Erika Bratten is a weather forecaster for KION News Channel 5/46.

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