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Don’t expect a lot of change for coastal areas in the coming days. An area of low pressure has developed on the coast, but it will slowly pull away from the area through the end of the week. The marine layer was allowed to deepen Wednesday, but will ever so slowly compress as two areas of high pressure squeeze back in on us. We will continue to see slightly cool temperatures and coastal clouds into next week with only periodic sunshine. Inland areas will see close to normal temperatures into the weekend, but above normal readings are likely next week as the ridge strengthens.

Overnight:
 Widespread low clouds for the coast and inland valleys. Patchy drizzle possible, but not as much Wednesday morning. Coastal lows in the mid-50s with mid-40s to mid-50s inland.

Thursday: Becoming partly cloudy on the coast and mostly sunny inland with lingering coastal low clouds and a few high clouds passing through. Coastal highs in the mid-60s to around 70ºF with mid-70s to low 90s inland. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon.

Friday: After widespread morning low clouds, becoming partly cloudy on the coast and mostly sunny inland with lingering coastal low clouds and a few high clouds passing through. Coastal highs in the mid-60s to around 70ºF with mid-70s to mid-90s inland. Breezy at times on the coast and becoming windy for inland valleys.
 
Extended:  Low clouds will thicken for the weekend with a slight cool-down on the coast. Inland temperatures will head upward into next week as high pressure strengthens.




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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 30th – August 5th 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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