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Rain Returns This Weekend, But Keep Your Expectations Low

High pressure will be at its max Thursday with the warmest temperatures expected for our area. Then, a trough will dig down the coast, bringing cooler, windier conditions and even bringing a few showers by Saturday. The system doesn’t have a lot of moisture, but it does have cold, unstable conditions. This should be enough for scattered showers and perhaps a thunder or hail shower. Cooler air will linger through Sunday before warming back up Monday, but it looks like we’ll be in for a bit of a temperatures roller coaster next week.


Overnight: Clear with lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s on the coast and mainly 30s inland. Breezy northerly winds over the hills at times.

Thursday: Sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 60s to low 70s.

Friday: Increasing clouds and cooler temperatures. Winds pick up late in the day. Highs mainly in the upper 50s to 60s.

Extended: A low pressure system will bring scattered showers to the region early on Saturday. Cool, blustery conditions can also be expected. Winds then shift offshore, which will then warm us up a bit Sun/Mon before another shot of cold air pushes down the coast.

This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 44ºF
HIGH: 62ºF

LOW: 39ºF
HIGH: 63ºF


-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for February 16th – 22nd calls for the likelihood of BELOW normal temperatures and ABOVE normal precipitation.

- El Niño/La Niña STATUS: La Niña Advisory

- Forecast: Weak La Niña continues through winter, becomes neutral by Spring

-Area drought status: 
Moderate Drought (D1) for San Benito County, southeastern Monterey County, and northern Santa Cruz County. Abnormally Dry (D0) for the remainder of those counties. Moderate Drought (D1) for the KION coverage area in Santa Clara County.

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Dann Cianca

Dann Cianca is the chief meteorologist at KION News Channel 5/46.


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