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Mornings Get Cooler

Air Quality Report (As of 7:00PM)
All reporting stations are good.

Weak high pressure will try to build in from the south, which will keep storm systems off to our north for a while. One system will sneak in from the west overnight, but it will only bring high clouds. Northerly surface winds will push some dryer air into the region. While that may cut down on fog, morning lows get colder into the weekend with frost looking likely inland. High temperatures will remain fairly steady during the period through the weekend. Additional systems will pass by Sunday/Monday with and Wednesday, though no rain is expected.

Overnight: Scattered high clouds moving through. Patchy fog possible, but only in very isolated, sheltered spots and unlikely once the clouds move in.  Expect lows in the 40s for most areas with a few inland valleys dipping into the upper 30s briefly. Breezy at times over the ridgetops.

Friday: Northerly winds continue over the hills, with dryer air entering the region. Decreasing high clouds. Highs in the 60s.

Saturday: Northerly winds will continue over the hills at times under sunny skies. Expect highs in the 60s with a few inland valleys reaching the low 70s.  
Extended:  Low temperatures continue to fall off into the weekend with mid-30s to low 40s on the coast on Sunday and upper 20s to mid-30s inland where frost is likely. Afternoons will be cool, but mostly sunny into next week. Conditions look to remain dry through the Thanksgiving holiday.


This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 45ºF
HIGH: 64ºF

LOW: 39ºF
HIGH: 67ºF


-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for November 27th – December 3rd calls for the likelihood of ABOVE normal temperatures and BELOW normal precipitation. 
-El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Weak La Niña
-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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