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Peace, Love, & Cloudy Coastlines

The battle is on (I’m trying to make this sound more dramatic than it is) between an area of high pressure to our east and a trough of low pressure developing to our northwest. The ridge will get stronger as we head through the week and the trough will dig deeper. The most likely scenario is that we remain right in between. However, any swing between the two could mean a change in our weather. For now, I expect the warmer road with strengthening high pressure having the bigger influence into the weekend.

Overnight: Low clouds will fill in around the coast and nearby valleys. Patchy fog and drizzle possible. Expect coastal lows in the mid-50s with low to mid-50s inland.

Tuesday: Becoming partly cloudy on the coast and sunny inland with coastal highs in the mid-60s to low 70s and upper 70s to around 103ºF inland. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy early, then becoming partly cloudy on the coast and sunny inland. A touch cooler, with coastal highs in the mid-60s to around 70ºF and mid-70s to around 100ºF inland. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon.

Extended: Temperatures will slowly warm and afternoon sunshine will slowly increase into the weekend with highs expected to be slightly above normal.  


This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 54ºF
HIGH: 69ºF

LOW: 51ºF
HIGH: 86ºF


-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for August 4th - 10th 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:
Moderate drought for much of Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties, Abnormally dry on the east shore of the bay into San Benito County. No drought classification for much of Monterey County outside of the Gabilan Range.

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Dann Cianca

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


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