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Pleasant Weekend, Then Big Changes

Pleasant weekend before big changes next week. Enjoy the sunshine and mild temps because clouds, cool temps and rain expected for much of next week. Stay tuned! We’ll probably see patchy low clouds/fog Saturday morning but otherwise mainly clear skies and a chilly start. Overall ridging from the west will dominate our weather through Veterans Day weekend with mild afternoons but cool nights. Big changes come next week, however. See the extended section below for more details.


Overnight: The majority of the Central Coast will be mostly clear overnight, however near coastal cities and valleys could see low clouds fill in by morning, with the chance of patchy fog. Lows will be a touch warmer, but still chilly with temperatures mainly in the 30s and 40s.

Saturday (Veterans Day): Becoming mostly sunny with a few high clouds passing through. Slightly warmer with coastal highs in the mid 60s to low 70s and low to mid 70s for inland valleys. Breezy northwesterly/onshore winds on the exposed coast at times.  

Sunday: Chilly morning lows with another clear sunny day across the central coast expected. High temps will be in the 60s to mid 70s coastal and upper 60s to mid 70s inland.

Extended: By Monday a deep trough digs south out over the open Pacific to our west. As this trough develops, flow will become more southerly for our area which will probably notice starting Monday with increasing clouds. There is still a lot of uncertainty as to how this trough will impact our area, but there is definitely potential for gusty winds and heavy rain. Rain could start as early as Tuesday, but the Wednesday-Thursday timeframe is looking more likely for rain & wind. Models are trending downward in rain amounts locally however, we are still looking at 1-2 inches with isolated 2-4 inches of rain. The forecast will likely evolve, so make sure to stay tuned.

This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 47ºF
HIGH: 67ºF

LOW: 42ºF
HIGH: 71ºF

-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for November 17th – 23rd calls for the likelihood of near normal temperatures and ABOVE normal precipitation.

- ENSO (El Niño/La Niña) STATUS: 
El Niño Advisory
- ENSO Forecast: Strong to Very Strong El Niño expected this winter.
-Area drought status: Currently drought-free

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