Weather Forecast

Returning to normal


Deep but light onshore flow will keep the weather tranquil from the week ahead.

Overnight: Partly cloudy skies in the evening hours, however the marine layer remains thick so stratus will return into the overnight hours, providing a chance for drizzle in areas along the coast.  Overnight lows in the upper 50s for coastal and inland areas.

Sunday:  Drizzle possible in the early morning hours with low clouds lingering.  Skies clear out by the afternoon hours allowing temperatures to warm up, however not quite as warm as today.  A trough of low pressure a loft will keep things a tad bit cooler.  Temperatures for coastal regions in the lower 70s with inland areas in the low 80s to low 90s.

Extended:  Mainly cooler temperatures for Monday and Tuesday but the rest of the week looks seasonable.  Morning low clouds along the coast and pushing into the valley areas thanks to a relatively constant onshore flow of the winds.  This will also keep a strong marine layer, so morning and evening low clouds will be expected.

The outlook for August 8th-14th calls for slightly above normal temperatures and normal precipitation (typically little to no precipitation falls this time of year).


El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Moderate El Niño
El Niño/La Niña WINTER FORECAST: Strong El Niño

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This week's normal temperatures:

     --COAST--
LOW:54º  HIGH:69º


     --INLAND--
LOW:51º  HIGH:86º

Updated by Meteorologist Steve Fundaro on Saturday at 5:53 p.m.

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72° F
22° C
Clear
Salinas
  • Feels Like: 72° F 22° C
  • Wind: 16 mph 26 kph at West
  • Humidity: 57%
  • Dew point: 56° F 13° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and steady
  • Sunrise: 6:13 AM PDT
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21° C
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Monterey
  • Feels Like: 70° F 21° C
  • Wind: 15 mph 24 kph at West
  • Humidity: 59%
  • Dew point: 55° F 13° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 6:14 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 8:12 PM PDT
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22° C
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Santa Cruz
  • Feels Like: 72° F 22° C
  • Wind: 13 mph 20 kph at WSW
  • Humidity: 59%
  • Dew point: 57° F 14° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 6:14 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 8:14 PM PDT
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Sunday
Fog
72°F
62°F
Fog
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 02, 2015
Monday
Partly Cloudy
70°F
61°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 03, 2015
Tuesday
Partly Cloudy
70°F
58°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 04, 2015
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
70°F
58°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 05, 2015
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
70°F
58°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 06, 2015
Friday
Partly Cloudy
70°F
58°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 07, 2015
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
71°F
57°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 08, 2015
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
71°F
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Partly Cloudy
Updated at 5:00 PM PDT on August 09, 2015

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Weather Almanac

Normal High:71°
Normal Low:56°
Record High: 88° in 1998
Record Low: 48° in 1982
Sunrise:6:13 am
Sunset:8:11 pm
Moonrise:9:47 pm
Moonset:8:49 am
Today's MoonWaning gibbous