Weather Forecast

Heating up inland


High pressure moves back in from the east, bringing hot temperatures to inland areas and compressing the marine layer at the coast. While surface flow will remain onshore, the wind won't be all that strong. This should allow coastal areas to warm to at or slightly above normal levels over the next few days.

Overnight: Low clouds and patchy fog for coastal areas and adjacent valleys. Areas of smoke. Expect coastal lows in the low to mid 50s with upper 40s to to mid 50s in inland valleys and 50s to low 60s for inland hills.

Tuesday: Low clouds could hang along the immediate coast through the afternoon but most other areas will be sunny. Areas immediately south and east of Monterey Bay will likely see additional smoke. Expect coastal highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s with low 80s to mid 100s inland. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon.

Wednesday: A few low clouds near the coast, otherwise mostly sunny with areas of smoke. Expect coastal highs in the mid 60s to low 80s with low 80s to mid 100s inland. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon.

Extended: Inland temperatures remain hot through Friday while coastal areas stay for the most part seasonable. High clouds will move in from the south and areas of smoke can be expected into the weekend. Speaking of the weekend, departing high pressure will allow increased onshore flow. All areas will see cooler temperatures. Coastal areas will be below normal and inland areas back to seasonal normals. Low clouds will be on the increase as well.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for August 2nd-8th calls for near normal temperatures and near normal precipitation. (Note: Little to no precipitation typically falls this time of year.)

El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Neutral
El Niño/La Niña (2016-2017) Winter Forecast: Possible La Niña

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This week's normal temperatures:

     --COAST--
LOW: 54ºF  HIGH: 70ºF

     --INLAND--

LOW: 51ºF  HIGH: 86ºF

Updated by Meteorologist Dann Cianca on Monday at 6:45 p.m.

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  • Feels Like: 54° F 12° C
  • Wind: 0 mph 0 kph at North
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Dew point: 52° F 11° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and falling
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  • Wind: 0 mph 0 kph at North
  • Humidity: 97%
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  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and steady
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  • Wind: 0 mph 0 kph at North
  • Humidity: 97%
  • Dew point: 53° F 12° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and steady
  • Sunrise: 6:09 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 8:19 PM PDT
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Tuesday
Partly Cloudy
71°F
52°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on July 26, 2016
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
70°F
52°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on July 27, 2016
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
68°F
51°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on July 28, 2016
Friday
Partly Cloudy
68°F
52°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on July 29, 2016
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
69°F
53°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on July 30, 2016
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
67°F
53°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on July 31, 2016
Monday
Partly Cloudy
68°F
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Partly Cloudy
Updated at 5:00 PM PDT on August 01, 2016

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Weather Almanac

Normal High:71°
Normal Low:56°
Record High: 92° in 1963
Record Low: 44° in 1967
Sunrise:6:08 am
Sunset:8:17 pm
Moonrise:12:07 am
Moonset:1:19 pm
Today's MoonWaning gibbous