Skip to Content

More Rain and Flooding Wednesday Morning, but Calmer Weather is on the Horizon

Here’s a look at your forecast for Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, and southern Santa Clara Counties!

Moderate rain and occasionally gusty winds will continue, as an area of low pressure that blew through the Monterey Bay Area Tuesday afternoon, returns from the north. It is in a weakened state, which will limit wind speeds, but it will keep wind & rain in the forecast through early Wednesday morning. Embedded thunderstorms remain possible but will be isolated at best. Small hail is also possible. Snow levels hold around 3,500ft. Showers linger Wednesday behind it before ending late. Cold northwest flow then ensues and will continue for the rest of the week and into the weekend. High temperatures will be roughly 10ºF below normal for the next 6 days and lows will get quite chilly as well. In fact, frosty inland valleys are looking possible this coming weekend.


Wednesday: Partly cloudy, blustery, with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Cool with highs in the 50s.

Overnight: Mostly cloudy with a few lingering showers tapering off. Lows mainly in the 40s with a few valley locations dipping into the 30s. Winds calm overall, breezy at times from the north/ northwest.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with gusty northwest winds. Highs in the 50s.

Extended: Expect cool, dry conditions for the remainder of the week and into the weekend with occasionally gusty northwest winds. Mornings may be a little frosty inland Friday through Sunday. More wet weather is possible next week, specifically on Tuesday.

This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 45ºF
HIGH: 64ºF

LOW: 42ºF
HIGH: 68ºF

-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for March 29th – April 4th calls for the likelihood of BELOW normal temperatures and ABOVE normal precipitation.

- El Niño/La Niña STATUS:
- Forecast: Neutral through the summer with eventual development of El Niño
-Area drought status: 
Currently drought-free.

Article Topic Follows: Local Forecast

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Erika Bratten

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


KION 46 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content