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Monsoon Monday

Air Quality (as of 6:30PM)
GOOD for all reporting stations

WEATHER STORY
Monsoon moisture will be accompanied by some upper level support on Monday which will increase the chance of elevated/high-based showers & thunderstorms—a threat that could continue into early Tuesday. Southerly flow will begin to kick in on Tuesday which will likely lead to an all-around warm-up.

Overnight: Low clouds fill back in around the bay and into inland valleys with patchy fog possible. Expect lows in the 50s for most areas.

Monday: Patchy low clouds near the coast, otherwise increasing high clouds with isolated elevated/high-based showers and thunderstorms possible, especially late. Highs in the 60s to around 70ºF on the coast and 70s-80s inland. Becoming breezy for inland valleys during the afternoon. Storms may include brief light to moderate rain, lightning, and briefly gusty winds.

Tuesday: Shower/thunderstorm threat will come to an end early, then skies will be mostly sunny across the board. Warmer, with coastal highs in the upper 60s to 70s and 80s-90s inland.
 
Extended: It’ll be a slow return to business as usual for the remainder of the week with temperatures cooling especially on the coast with an increase in low clouds.

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This week's normal temperatures:

--COASTAL CITIES--
LOW: 55ºF
HIGH: 69ºF
 
--INLAND CITIES--
LOW: 53ºF
HIGH: 86ºF

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-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for August 2nd – 8th calls for the likelihood of ABOVE normal temperatures and near normal precipitation*. 
*Note: little to no precipitation usually falls this time of year.
 
-El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Neutral
-Forecast into Winter: La Niña Watch

-Area drought status: “
Extreme Drought” for the entire viewing area with the far southeastern corner of Monterey County considered “Exceptional Drought”




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Dann Cianca

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

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