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Slowly Cooling Back Down

Air Quality Report (As of 12:00PM)
All reporting stations are good to moderate except Monterey, which is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

High pressure weakens as we head through the weekend which will result in a cooling trend for the region. It will still be toasty on Saturday however as a hot, dry air mass remains in place. The sea breeze will kick in earlier and stronger for coastal areas Saturday afternoon and will be much more present on Sunday when we could actually see the return of some coastal fog. Temperatures will cool down closer to normal early next week. However, a weak weather system traveling nearby may shift winds back offshore by mid-week.

Saturday: Sunny and a bit hazy. We’ll see an earlier onset of the sea breeze, cooling coastal areas into the upper-70s to around 90ºF while inland areas remain mainly in the 90s.

Overnight: Mild and mostly clear, with fog possible right along the coast. Expect coastal lows mid-50s to mid-60s with upper 40s to 50s for inland valleys and 60s-70s up in the hills.

Extended:  The sea breeze will be stronger on Sunday and may eventually bring a few low clouds back to the region. More seasonable weather can be expected next week under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Some warming possible mid-week as winds shift back onshore.

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This week's normal temperatures:

--COASTAL CITIES--
LOW: 50ºF
HIGH: 70ºF

--INLAND CITIES--
LOW: 46ºF
HIGH: 80ºF

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-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for October 22nd – 28th calls for the likelihood of ABOVE normal temperatures and BELOW normal precipitation. 
 
-El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Neutral
-Forecast into Winter: La Niña Advisory

-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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