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Trending Back Cooler, Cloudier

The ridge of high pressure that brought warmer, sunnier weather to the Central Coast will shift back east out of the weekend as a trough of low pressure digs down the West Coast. Expect a period of cooler, cloudier weather for most of the week along with several chances for drizzle!

Rest of Monday: A few low clouds on the south side of the bay, otherwise sunny. Coastal highs in the mid-60s to mid-70s with 80s to around 102ºF inland. Becoming breezy in the afternoon with thickening low clouds late.

Overnight: Thickening low clouds. Expect coastal lows in the low to mid-50s with upper 40s to low 50s inland and upper 50s to low 60s up in the hills.

 Low clouds continue to increase in the coming days with periods of drizzle. Cooler, with coastal highs in the 60s and 70s-80s inland for most of the rest of the week.


This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 54ºF
HIGH: 69ºF

LOW: 51ºF
HIGH: 86ºF


-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for August 10th – 16th 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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