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Weekends Are Just The Coolest

WEATHER STORY

High pressure weakens as we head into the weekend. The dome of warm air will remain in place for inland areas Friday, but the deepening marine layer will allow cool air to push farther and farther from the coast. All will feel the cool-down by Saturday with deeper low clouds and potentially some coastal drizzle. Temperatures will be much closer to normal for this time of year. High pressure builds back in next week with a return to much warmer, sunnier weather. No rain expected for the next couple of weeks.  

FORECAST

Overnight: A few low clouds/fog possible on the south side of the bay, otherwise mostly clear with scattered high clouds. Expect coastal low sin the mid 40s with mainly 40s for inland valleys and 50s up in the hills.
 
Friday: A few more low clouds on the coast and slightly cooler with highs mainly in the 60s. Inland areas will remain very warm, however, with highs in the 80s to low 90s. A stronger sea breeze should reach the inland valleys late.

Saturday: Cooler all around with thicker low clouds on the coast. Some drizzle possible mainly in the AM and then again late. Expect coastal highs in the upper 50s to 60s with upper 60s to around 80ºF inland. Breezy during the afternoon and early evening.

Extended: Another cooler day on Sunday, but then expect a warming trend into next week with highs heading back above normal. We’ll see a few low clouds on the coast and afternoon winds in the valleys throughout the week.


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This week's normal temperatures:

--COASTAL CITIES--
LOW: 48ºF
HIGH: 65ºF
 
--INLAND CITIES--
LOW: 44ºF
HIGH: 74ºF

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-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for May 7th – May 13th calls for the likelihood of near normal temperatures and BELOW normal precipitation. 
 
-El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Weak La Niña
-Forecast into Summer: Neutral

-Area drought status: “
Severe Drought” for Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties, along with northern Monterey, northern San Benito, and far southeastern Monterey Counties. The remainder of Monterey & San Benito Counties are in “Moderate Drought”

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Dann Cianca

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

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