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Weekend Warmth Inland, Not So Much At The Coast

High pressure will build in as we approach the weekend. As a result, temperatures will warm significantly inland and the marine layer will be compressed at the coast. The shallow marine layer will mean a higher chance of fog—in fact, fog is expected Saturday & Sunday mornings for coastal areas and nearby valleys. Coastal temperatures will bump up slightly, but the shallow, stable marine layer will remain cool.

Then, everything changes early next week as an area of low pressure approaches from the west. Models are showing it pumping moisture into the region from the south which could lead to rain chances here locally starting Monday through at least Thursday. These chances will be highest over the inland mountains. A lot could change in the meantime, so stay tuned to the forecast.

Good for most areas, unhealthy for sensitive groups in the southern Salinas Valley due to a controlled burn in the area.

Overnight: Increasing low clouds for the coast and inland valleys. Breezy for inland valleys initially, then tapering off. Coastal lows in the low 50s with mid 40s to low 50s inland.

Friday: Becoming partly cloudy on the coast with clearing on the north side of the bay and sunny inland during the afternoon. Slightly warmer with coastal highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s and 70s to mid 80s inland. Northwesterly onshore winds will be lighter at the coast but will get stronger for inland valleys late in the day.

Saturday: Fog for the coast and nearby valleys in the morning, then becoming sunny inland and partly cloudy at the coast. Slightly warmer for coastal cities with highs in the upper 50s to upper 60s and warmer inland with widespread 70s-80s. Strong up-valley winds in the late afternoon.
Extended: Warm inland temps continue into Sunday, though it will remain somewhat cool on the coast. Expect partly cloudy skies next week with isolated showers and even perhaps a thundershower over inland areas—a few showers may make it to the coast from the east Tuesday.

This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 51ºF
HIGH: 67ºF

LOW: 48ºF
HIGH: 79ºF


-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for June 9th – 15th calls for the likelihood of BELOW normal temperatures and ABOVE normal precipitation.

- El Niño/La Niña STATUS: 
El Niño Watch
- Forecast: Neutral through the end of spring with El Niño developing this summer.
-Area drought status: Currently drought-free

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


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