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Warming Back Up

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High pressure will build back in as we head into the work week. As it does, northerly, offshore flow will arrive in the hills, bringing a warmer, dryer air mass. Temperatures will head upward for Monday and Tuesday. However, the ridge will be short-lived, being replaced by a trough for Wednesday/Thursday. While this trough won’t bring dynamic weather to the region, you can expect cooler temperatures.

FORECAST & ALERTS 

Overnight: A few low clouds near the coast, otherwise clear. Expect lows in the 40s for most areas with a few southern valleys dipping into the upper 30s.

Monday: Mostly sunny and warmer with coastal highs in the 60s to 70s—warmest on the north side of the bay and widespread 80s inland. Breezy in the afternoon and early evening.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and just a touch warmer with coastal highs in the 60s to around 80ºF—warmest on the north side of the bay—and 80s to around 90ºF inland. Breezy in the afternoon and early evening.

Extended: We’ll cool a bit Wednesday/Thursday but highs will remain close to if not a bit above normal for this time of year. Some warming expected as we approach the weekend as the ridge tries to nudge back in.


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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 10th – May 16th 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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