Monterey County extends emergency declaration for Soberanes Fire

On Tuesday, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors extended a local emergency declaration because of the Soberanes Fire for another 30 days.


Weather Forecast

Quick warm up

Building high pressure will warm us by mid-week before a cool-down into the weekend.

Rest of Tuesday:  Mostly sunny with a few low clouds on the east side of Monterey Bay. Hazy for most areas, smoky in southern Monterey County. Coastal temps in the 60s with 70s-90s inland. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon and evening.

Tonight: Low clouds thicken for coastal areas and inland valleys with fog possible. Lows mostly in the 50s with low to mid 60s in the higher elevations.

Wednesday: Some morning low clouds will linger at the coast into the afternoon. Inland locations will see mostly sunny skies yet a bit hazy with a hint of smoke. A nice breeze through the inland valleys into the afternoon as well. Temperatures rise a bit, 60s to 70s at the coast with 70s to near 100ºF inland.

Extended: Onshore flow continues through the weekend, keeping coastal temperatures a bit below normal and low clouds in the forecast. Inland valleys will see low clouds in the morning but sunshine in the afternoon. Temperatures warm to seasonal normals Wednesday but then cool into the weekend. Smoky conditions will persist.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for August 31st-September 6th calls for slightly below 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


This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 54ºF  HIGH: 72ºF


LOW: 51ºF  HIGH: 86ºF

Updated by Meteorologist Dann Cianca on Tuesday at 1:27 p.m.

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Current Conditions

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21° C
  • Feels Like: 70° F 21° C
  • Wind: 14 mph 22 kph at WNW
  • Humidity: 57%
  • Dew point: 54° F 12° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and steady
  • Sunrise: 6:30 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 7:46 PM PDT
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18° C
  • Feels Like: 65° F 18° C
  • Wind: 8 mph 13 kph at NW
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Dew point: 55° F 13° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 6:31 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 7:47 PM PDT
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  • Feels Like: 68° F 20° C
  • Wind: 10 mph 17 kph at SSW
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Dew point: 57° F 14° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and rising
  • Sunrise: 6:32 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 7:48 PM PDT

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Weather Almanac

Normal High:73°
Normal Low:56°
Record High: 91° in 2010
Record Low: 45° in 1960
Sunrise:6:30 am
Sunset:7:46 pm
Moonrise:11:30 pm
Moonset:12:17 pm
Today's MoonWaning gibbous