As the cold upper level low settle in into Wednesday, another chance for showers and colder temperatures return to the area.
COASTAL FLOOD STATEMENT... king tides return to the Central Coast this week. The position of the Earth relative to the sun and moon will result in excessive high tides through Thursday. Areas near the coast that are usually dry during high tide may see minor flooding. Be cautious near the water and don't drive into flooded areas.
Overnight: Scattered showers early then another period of rain after midnight. Becoming mostly cloudy with scattered shower by dawn. Low temperatures will be seasonable with 40s on the coast and 30s to low 40s inland.
Wednesday: Becoming partly cloudy with scattered showers. Shower activity will die down later in the day. Snow may mix in with rain above 2,500ft with snowfall accumulation of a Trace to 2" possible above 3,000ft. High temperatures will be in the mid 40s to mid 50s inland and low to mid 50s on the coast. Breezy for coastal areas.
Thanksgiving: Partly cloudy and chilly in the morning with coastal lows in the mid 30s to low 40s and upper 20s to mid 30s inland. Patchy frost for inland valleys. Becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon with a few light rain/snow showers over the higher terrain. Most areas will remain dry. Highs will be cool with coastal areas in the mid 50s and inland areas ranging from the mid 40s to mid 50s.
Extended: Chilly air remains in place into the weekend. Low temperatures on Friday will likely be the lowest of the period with relatively clear skies. Expect mid 20s to low 30s for most inland areas with widespread frost. Coastal areas will drop into the 30s with patchy frost possible in sheltered areas. Highs rebound into the 50s for most areas. On Saturday, a storm system will pass by to the south with some rainfall glancing our area. The northern extent of the rain is a little sketchy at the moment, but the farther south you go, the better your chance! Additional rainfall will be possible on Monday as another wave moves through. During the period, temperatures remain below normal.
The outlook for December 2nd-8th calls for above normal temperatures and slightly above normal precipitation.
El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Very Strong El Niño
El Niño/La Niña WINTER FORECAST: Very Strong El Niño
This week's normal temperatures:
LOW: 44ºF HIGH: 63ºF
LOW: 38ºF HIGH: 65ºF
Updated by Meteorologist Dann Cianca on Tuesday at 6:58 p.m.