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Heat Continues Inland; Brief Break on the Coast

Air Quality Report (As of 12:00AM)
Good for all reporting locations.

High pressure will continue to dominate our weather through the end of the week. This will lead to above normal temperatures across the region. Onshore flow returned to the coast on Monday and will continue into Tuesday, however, another bout of offshore winds—this time weaker—will develop on Wednesday and Thursday. So, the cooler coastal weather we’re experiencing at the beginning of the week won’t last. Thursday will likely be the warmest day of the week and then the ridge of high pressure will slowly break down through the weekend, leading to a slow cool-down for all areas.

 Patchy low clouds/fog possible right along the coast, otherwise hazy but cloud-free. Expect lows in the 50s with 60s up in the hills.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hazy with a few low clouds/fog possible along the immediate coast. Seasonable on the coast with highs in the mid-60s to upper 70s, hot inland with 80s to around 103ºF. The sea breeze may be briefly strong in the late afternoon.

Wednesday: Patchy morning fog along the coast, then sunny but hazy for all areas. Warmer, with coastal highs in the 70s to low 80s and upper 80s to around 105ºF inland. The sea breeze may be briefly strong in the late afternoon, then breezy northerly winds over the hills developing late.
Extended: The light offshore breezes over the ridges will continue into Thursday, keeping temperatures up and clouds away.  The ridge will slowly break down through the weekend, so expect a cooling trend. Highs will likely remain above normal through Saturday, then more seasonable into early next week.


This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 52ºF
HIGH: 71ºF

LOW: 48ºF
HIGH: 83ºF


-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for October 6th - 12th 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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