Weather Forecast

Warming up


A ridge of high pressure slowly rebuilds across the region over the next few days, keeping inland highs well above normal. Onshore flow will continue on the coast, but it will be light, lowering the probability of low clouds and keeping temperatures are or slightly above normal.

BEACH HAZARDS
Large shore break and dangerous rip currents possible on all area beaches until 6AM Saturday.

Rest of Friday: Sunny and occasionally breezy throughout the day. Getting windy for inland valleys late. Coastal temps will be seasonable with mid 60s to low 80s expected, with the warmer end of the range on the north side of the bay. Inland highs will be warm with 80s and 90s.

Overnight: Mostly clear overnight. Coastal lows will be seasonable with low to mid 50s. Inland areas will be in the mid 40s to low 50s in the valleys and 50s-60s in the hills.

Saturday: Sunny and warm! Coastal highs in the 60s to 70s with a few low to mid 80s on the north side of the bay. Inland highs in the upper 80s to 100s.

Extended: Out of the weekend into next week, expect mostly sunny skies as high pressure rules the roost. Inland highs will be well above normal with 90s-100s expected. Onshore flow will keep coastal areas comfortable with mid 60s to 70s, but the north side of the bay will see highs in the low 80s.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for July 2nd-8th calls for ABOVE 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: La Niña

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This week's normal temperatures:

     --COAST--
LOW: 52ºF  HIGH: 69ºF

     --INLAND--

LOW: 49ºF  HIGH: 83ºF

Updated by Meteorologist Dann Cianca on Friday at 1:23 p.m.

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Current Conditions

69° F
21° C
Clear
Salinas
  • Feels Like: 69° F 21° C
  • Wind: 15 mph 24 kph at West
  • Humidity: 53%
  • Dew point: 51° F 11° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 5:49 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 8:29 PM PDT
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63° F
17° C
Clear
Monterey
  • Feels Like: 63° F 17° C
  • Wind: 13 mph 20 kph at West
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Dew point: 52° F 11° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and steady
  • Sunrise: 5:50 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 8:29 PM PDT
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72° F
22° C
Clear
Santa Cruz
  • Feels Like: 72° F 22° C
  • Wind: 8 mph 13 kph at South
  • Humidity: 49%
  • Dew point: 52° F 11° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 5:49 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 8:31 PM PDT
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Forecast

Friday
Partly Cloudy
71°F
53°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on June 24, 2016
Saturday
Clear
72°F
53°F
Clear
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on June 25, 2016
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
72°F
53°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on June 26, 2016
Monday
Partly Cloudy
72°F
54°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on June 27, 2016
Tuesday
Partly Cloudy
71°F
54°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on June 28, 2016
Wednesday
Clear
70°F
53°F
Clear
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on June 29, 2016
Thursday
Clear
70°F
°F
Clear
Updated at 5:00 PM PDT on June 30, 2016

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Weather Almanac

Normal High:71°
Normal Low:54°
Record High: 100° in 1976
Record Low: 44° in 1931
Sunrise:5:49 am
Sunset:8:29 pm
Moonrise:11:36 pm
Moonset:10:03 am
Today's MoonWaning gibbous