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Cooling Trend Continues

Cooler weather will continue into Tuesday as the big ridge overhead this weekend moves east. Less pressure on the marine layer will allow it to deepen and infiltrate the inland valleys. As the cool air rushes inland during the afternoon, gusty winds can be expected. A weak trough will develop along the coast after mid-week, which may help draw in a more southerly flow. This will likely warm up coastal areas slightly but also keep clouds in the forecast. Inland areas will return to seasonal normals.



Overnight: Low clouds and fog on the coast and nearby valleys. Patchy drizzle. Expect lows in the low to mid 50s on the coast and upper 40s to mid 50s for inland areas.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy on the coast with a few breaks of sun. Sunny inland after morning valley clouds. Cool once again with coastal highs in the 60s and upper 60s to 80s inland. A few southern valleys may reach 90ºF. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon and early evening.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy on the coast and sunny inland after morning valley clouds. Warming slightly with coastal highs in the 60s to around 70ºF and 70s to low 90s inland. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon and early evening.

 Extended: Southerly flow will then take over mid-week. This will do a few things: keep some low clouds on the coast, especially on the north side of the bay, keep temperatures seasonable—both on the coast and inland, but low temperatures will warm with a slightly muggier air mass in place. We’ll also have some high clouds streaming through occasionally which will likely lead to pretty sunrises/sunsets. As usual, expect winds in the valleys during the afternoons. Generally seasonable temperature can be expected.



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This week's normal temperatures:

--COASTAL CITIES--
LOW: 54ºF
HIGH: 69ºF

--INLAND CITIES--
LOW: 51ºF
HIGH: 86ºF

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-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for July 21st - 27th 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 Winter: La Niña Watch

-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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