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Coolin’ Down A Bit Before Warmin’ Way Back Up

Air Quality (as of 6:00PM):
Good for all reporting areas.

Weather Story: A weak weather system will slide down the coast overnight. Don’t expect any precipitation, however. We’re really only going to see a cooler air mass move in accompanied by breezy conditions. Behind the system, dry northerly offshore winds will be gusty over the hills Monday into Tuesday. After an initial cool down on Monday, high pressure rapidly builds back in from the west and the offshore flow will help bring temperatures back into the 70s-80s for most areas through Thursday. A deep trough developing over the Pacific will slowly approach as we head into the weekend. Onshore flow will commence ahead of this system, cooling coastal areas Thursday into Friday. Clouds will then be on the increase Saturday and then by Sunday we could be looking at the return of rain.

Mostly clear with patchy low clouds/fog possible on the south/east sides of the bay. Expect coastal lows in the low to mid 40s with upper 30s to 40s inland. Temperatures may not drop out of the 50s up in the hills.

Monday: Mostly sunny with a few low clouds possible on the outer Monterey coast. Cooler and breezy with highs in upper 50s to 60s on the coast and 60s to 70s inland. Northerly winds pick up in the hills late.

Tuesday: Offshore winds could be gusty in the hills into Tuesday, but for most areas, expect sunny & warm conditions with a light offshore breeze early in the day. High temperatures will soar into the 70s for most coastal areas with 70s-80s inland.  

Extended: Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week, with high temperatures some 10-20ºF above normal for this time of year. Onshore flow will slowly kick back in, cooling most areas into the weekend. Rain will be possible by Easter Sunday or perhaps Monday.

This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 46ºF
HIGH: 63ºF
LOW: 41ºF
HIGH: 69ºF


-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for April 5th – 11th calls for the likelihood of BELOW normal temperatures and near normal precipitation. 
-El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Weak La Niña
-Forecast into Summer: Neutral

-Area drought status: 
Abnormally dry for most of the viewing area, moderate drought for most of Santa Clara County outside of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the northeastern sections of San Benito County.

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Dann Cianca

Dann Cianca is the chief meteorologist at KION News Channel 5/46.


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