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Unsettled Start To The Week

The weather will remain somewhat unsettled over the next few days. The storm system that brought widespread rain this weekend will linger nearby through mid-week, occasionally throwing rounds of showers our way. High pressure to the southwest will then build in for the weekend and while it won’t dominate the weather pattern, a much-warmer air mass will move in. High temperatures should return to normal by Friday.

Overnight: Mostly clear with patchy valley fog. Lows in the low 40s on the coast and 30s to low 40s inland.  

*Beach Hazards*
… for the immediate coast of Santa Cruz & Monterey Counties from 5AM Tuesday through 5AM Wednesday for sneaker waves and strong rip currents.

Sneaker waves can knock unsuspecting beach goers over and into the sea. Rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea.

Steep beaches will have a higher risk of sneaker wave and rip current activity with greater wave run-up onto beaches.

Sneaker waves heighten the risk of unsuspecting beach goers being swept into the sea by a wave. Rip currents are typically more frequent and stronger in the vicinity of jetties, inlets, and piers. People walking along the beach should never turn their back to the sea. Fisherman should avoid fishing from rocks or jetties. Remain out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming conditions. Anyone caught in a rip current should swim parallel to the coast to escape the rip current before trying to swim for shore.

Tuesday: Becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon with isolated showers. Some showers may have small hail, brief downpours, and/or lightning. Highs in the mid 50s to around 60ºF on the coast and upper 50s to mid 60s inland. Breezy on the coast during the afternoon.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Continued cool with highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Extended: We’ll see a final chance of light showers on Thursday with slightly cool conditions before warmer, dryer weather arrives Friday through the weekend.  

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for April 14th – 20th calls for the likelihood of ABOVE normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.

El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Neutral
Forecast into Summer: Neutral


This week's normal temperatures:
LOW: 46ºF
HIGH: 64ºF                                                                                                                       

LOW: 41ºF
HIGH: 70ºF

Weather Authority

Dann Cianca

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


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