Weather Forecast

More of the same on the coast, but slightly cooler inland


A weak trough develops over the West Coast this weekend, deepening the marine layer. This will cool down inland areas and push clouds farther up the valleys overnight. Coastal conditions shouldn't change much except there shouldn't be as much fog since cloud bases will be higher.

Overnight: Low clouds and 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 60s to around 70ºF. for inland hills.

Saturday: Low clouds and fog for coastal areas in the morning then a few lingering low clouds in the afternoon along the immediate coast-- especially on the south/east sides of the bay. Sunny inland. Areas of smoke. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon. Expect coastal highs in the upper 50s to low 70s with upper 70s to low 100s inland.

Sunday: Low clouds and fog for coastal areas in the morning then a few lingering low clouds in the afternoon along the immediate coast-- especially on the south/east sides of the bay. Sunny inland. Areas of smoke. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon. Expect coastal highs in the upper 50s to low 70s with upper 70s to upper 90s inland.

Extended: Only subtle variations in the weather next week. Low clouds will stick around for coastal areas but may be a little bit more sparse centered on Wednesday. Temperatures remain at or slightly below normal with highs mainly in the 60s-low 70s. Inland areas will be mostly sunny with low clouds in the valleys in the morning and occasional high clouds passing through. Highs stay close to or slightly above normal ... mainly 70s to 90s. Of course, as long as the Soberanes Fire continues, expect continued areas of smoke.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for August 6th-12th 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 Friday at 6:45 p.m.

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Salinas
  • Feels Like: 55° F 13° C
  • Wind: 0 mph 0 kph at North
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Dew point: 53° F 12° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and steady
  • Sunrise: 6:11 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 8:13 PM PDT
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Monterey
  • Feels Like: 54° F 12° C
  • Wind: 0 mph 0 kph at North
  • Humidity: 97%
  • Dew point: 53° F 12° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and steady
  • Sunrise: 6:12 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 8:14 PM PDT
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11° C
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Santa Cruz
  • Feels Like: 52° F 11° C
  • Wind: 4 mph 6 kph at South
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Dew point: 52° F 11° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 6:12 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 8:16 PM PDT
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Saturday
Partly Cloudy
69°F
53°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on July 30, 2016
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
68°F
52°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on July 31, 2016
Monday
Partly Cloudy
68°F
53°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 01, 2016
Tuesday
Partly Cloudy
67°F
53°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 02, 2016
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
68°F
54°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 03, 2016
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
68°F
54°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 04, 2016
Friday
Clear
68°F
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Clear
Updated at 5:00 PM PDT on August 05, 2016

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Weather Almanac

Normal High:71°
Normal Low:56°
Record High: 84° in 1977
Record Low: 46° in 1930
Sunrise:6:11 am
Sunset:8:13 pm
Moonrise:3:09 am
Moonset:5:35 pm
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