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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.

Extended:
 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.



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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 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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