Weather Forecast

Cool through the holiday and beyond


Cooler than normal temperatures will persist into next week with weak upper level troughing over the West Coast. A strong, deep marine layer will mean that low clouds will also remain in the forecast.

Overnight: Low clouds thicken overnight, filling coastal areas and inland valleys. Some areas of fog and drizzle are also possible. Expect coastal lows in the low to mid 50s with mid 40s to mid 50s inland.

BEACH HAZARDS
Dangerous rip currents will exists for all area beaches through the holiday weekend. In addition, cold water temperatures could lead to rapid hypothermia. Be cautious when visiting area beaches through Monday evening.

Saturday: Low clouds for coastal areas which may linger through the afternoon especially on the side of the bay. Continued cool on the coast with highs in the mid 50s to around 70ºF. Cooler yet inland with highs in the mid 70s to mid 90s. Windy for inland valleys in the afternoon with gusts over 30mph possible.

Sunday: Another round of low clouds for coastal areas which may linger through the afternoon along the immediate coast. Mostly sunny elsewhere with some high clouds passing through. Cool on the coast with highs in the upper 50s to around 70ºF. Inland highs will also be cooler than normal with mid 70s to low 90s expected.

Extended: A persistent weather pattern will mean continued cool conditions on Independence Day into next week where on average, highs will be about 5º below normal. Marine layer clouds will hang around coastal areas but some sunshine will be possible in the afternoon. Further cooling can be expected for inland areas as well where widespread 70s-80s will be much more common than 90s.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for July 9th-15th calls for slightly 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: 53ºF  HIGH: 70ºF

     --INLAND--

LOW: 50ºF  HIGH: 84ºF

Updated by Meteorologist Dann Cianca on Friday at 9:58 p.m.

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Salinas
  • Feels Like: 54° F 12° C
  • Wind: 5 mph 7 kph at West
  • Humidity: 86%
  • Dew point: 50° F 10° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 5:52 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 8:28 PM PDT
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  • Wind: 4 mph 6 kph at SSW
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Dew point: 51° F 11° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 5:53 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 8:29 PM PDT
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Santa Cruz
  • Feels Like: 52° F 11° C
  • Wind: 4 mph 6 kph at South
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Dew point: 50° F 10° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and steady
  • Sunrise: 5:53 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 8:31 PM PDT
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Forecast

Saturday
Partly Cloudy
68°F
54°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on July 02, 2016
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
67°F
52°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on July 03, 2016
Monday
Partly Cloudy
69°F
52°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on July 04, 2016
Tuesday
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68°F
52°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on July 05, 2016
Wednesday
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68°F
52°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on July 06, 2016
Thursday
Partly Cloudy
70°F
52°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on July 07, 2016
Friday
Partly Cloudy
69°F
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Partly Cloudy
Updated at 5:00 PM PDT on July 08, 2016

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Weather Almanac

Normal High:71°
Normal Low:54°
Record High: 95° in 1970
Record Low: 46° in 1931
Sunrise:5:52 am
Sunset:8:28 pm
Moonrise:4:23 am
Moonset:6:47 pm
Today's MoonWaning crescent