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Wet Weekend Ahead

The next weather system arrives today with light rain beginning on the coast and up into the coastal mountains. Expect on and off, drizzly light rain through most of the day for these areas with increasing southerly winds. A cold front will move through this evening with moderate rain and briefly gusty winds. The unstable atmosphere behind it will lead to rounds of showers and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm through Sunday. Cold, northwesterly winds will also gust at times.


Saturday: Mostly cloudy with on and off light rain for the coast. Gusty southerly winds at times. Highs in the 50s-60s. Rain spreads inland in the evening.

Overnight: Partly cloudy and mild with isolated showers. Lows in the 40s with a few inland spots dipping into the 30s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy with rounds of showers and perhaps an isolated thunderstorms. Small hail possible. Cold northwesterly winds. Highs in the 50s with 40s up in the hills.

Extended: Dry and sunny weather is then expected Monday to Tuesday though temperatures will be slightly cool. Highs, however, will return to near seasonable by mid-week.

This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 44ºF
HIGH: 62ºF

LOW: 39ºF
HIGH: 62ºF


-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for February 10th – 16th calls for the likelihood of BELOW normal temperatures and ABOVE normal precipitation.

- El Niño/La Niña STATUS: La Niña Advisory

- Forecast: Weak La Niña continues through winter, becomes neutral by Spring

-Area drought status: 
Moderate Drought (D1) for San Benito County, southeastern Monterey County, and northern Santa Cruz County. Abnormally Dry (D0) for the remainder of those counties. Moderate Drought (D1) for the KION coverage area in Santa Clara County.

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Erika Bratten

Erika Bratten is a weather forecaster for KION News Channel 5/46.


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