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Up & Down & Up Again

High pressure is anchored offshore with a big dome of hot air across the entire state. Heat Alerts are in place for the entire Central Valley as the region deals with highs in the triple digits. Some of that heat will be felt in our far-inland valleys and up in the mountains, but the air conditioning will remain turned on for coastal areas. After some wavering, the ridge will strengthen and bulge east on Friday, compressing the marine layer and likely leading to the warmest temperatures of the week for most coastal and inland locations. Then, a trough will dig down the coast this weekend and bring significant cooling to inland areas especially.

Friday: Low clouds on the coast and in the valleys early, then becoming mostly sunny with only a few low clouds lingering on the coast. Warmer, with coastal highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s, 80s to low 100s inland. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon.

Overnight: Low clouds fill the coast and major inland valleys with patchy fog. Expect lows in the mid-50s on the coast, upper 40s to mid-50s for inland valleys and mid 50s to 60ºF up in the hills.

Saturday: Increasing clouds and a stronger onshore push late in the day with drizzle possible late. Slightly cooler with coastal highs in the mid-60s to mid-70s and 80s to low 100s inland. Getting breezy late.

Extended: Drizzle may linger into Sunday morning, then expect partial clearing with breezy and cooler conditions later in the day. Expect coastal highs in the 60s to low 70s with 70s to 80s inland. Some warming expected by mid-week next week under mostly sunny skies. Low clouds will likely begin to thicken again by mid-week.

This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 53ºF
HIGH: 69ºF

LOW: 50ºF
HIGH: 84ºF


-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for July 3rd – 9th calls for the likelihood of ABOVE normal temperatures and near normal precipitation. Note: Little to no precipitation typically falls this time of year.

-El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Neutral
-Forecast into Summer: Neutral
-Forecast into Winter: Equal chances of Neutral and La Niña

-Area drought status: Good to Abnormally Dry

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Dann Cianca

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


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