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Weather Forecast

Warm Tuesday, but the start of a cool down


A cooling trend begins on Tuesday as flow switches back onshore. A trough will dig down on the West Coast through mid week, replacing the influence of high pressure. This will further cool the area and add low clouds back into the forecast.

Tuesday: Sunny skies and offshore flow will mean very warm temperatures early in the day, but the sea breeze will kick in earlier and stronger in the afternoon, limiting high temperatures for coastal areas. Still, mid 70s to low 90s can be expected on the coast. Inland areas will remain hot with 90s to 100s. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon. Some low cloudcover/fog possible near the coast late. Areas of smoke will be possible.

Overnight: Low clouds on the coast and some inland valleys. Coastal and inland valleys lows will be in upper 40s and 50s. Lows in the 60s for the hills.

Wednesday: Patchy low clouds near the coast. Cooler. Expect coastal highs in the mid 60s to around 80ºF with 80s-90s inland.

Extended: Cooler into the weekend with patchy low clouds and occasional high clouds passing through. Coastal highs bottom out just a bit below normal and hover there through the weekend. Inland highs will be below normal by Friday and then continue to drop as a trough moves through Sunday/Monday. There is a slight chance of a shower on Monday, but the probability remains low.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for October 4th-10th calls for slightly below normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.


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

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This week's normal temperatures:

     --COAST--
LOW: 52ºF  HIGH: 70ºF

     --INLAND--

LOW: 48ºF  HIGH: 83ºF

Updated by Meteorologist Jason Atcho on Tuesday at 4:48 a.m.

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Current Conditions

62° F
17° C
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Salinas
  • Feels Like: 62° F 17° C
  • Wind: 9 mph 15 kph at ESE
  • Humidity: 43%
  • Dew point: 39° F 4° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and rising
  • Sunrise: 6:58 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 6:54 PM PDT
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Monterey
  • Feels Like: 65° F 18° C
  • Wind: 0 mph 0 kph at North
  • Humidity: 32%
  • Dew point: 34° F 1° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and steady
  • Sunrise: 6:59 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 6:55 PM PDT
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17° C
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Santa Cruz
  • Feels Like: 62° F 17° C
  • Wind: 0 mph 0 kph at North
  • Humidity: 43%
  • Dew point: 39° F 4° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and steady
  • Sunrise: 7:00 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 6:56 PM PDT
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Forecast

Tuesday
Clear
88°F
54°F
Clear
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on September 27, 2016
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
74°F
52°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on September 28, 2016
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
68°F
52°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on September 29, 2016
Friday
Partly Cloudy
67°F
50°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on September 30, 2016
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
67°F
49°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on October 01, 2016
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
67°F
52°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on October 02, 2016
Monday
Partly Cloudy
65°F
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Partly Cloudy
Updated at 5:00 PM PDT on October 03, 2016

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Weather Almanac

Normal High:74°
Normal Low:53°
Record High: 102° in 2010
Record Low: 41° in 1945
Sunrise:6:58 am
Sunset:6:54 pm
Moonrise:3:48 am
Moonset:5:19 pm
Today's MoonWaning crescent