Weather Forecast

Cooling down


Weak troughing on the West Coast in the coming days will allow for a deeper marine layer and cooler temperatures across the board. Light southerly flow will direct smoke back to the north Friday into Saturday.

Tonight: Low clouds thicken for coastal areas and push into inland valleys. Fog possible for inland valleys and coastal hills. Expect coastal lows in the mid 50s with upper 40s to upper 50s inland.

Thursday: The marine layer will deepen a bit allowing for an increase in low clouds in the afternoon and slightly cooler temperatures across the board. Both coastal and inland highs will be about 5ºF cool for this time of year with 60s on the coast and 70s-90s inland. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon and evening. Smoky in southern Monterey County.

Friday: Low clouds will be more persistent for coastal areas but inland areas will be mostly sunny by afternoon. Temperatures continue to cool with coastal highs in the upper 50s to upper 60s with 70s to low 90s inland. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon and evening. A more southerly flow will bring smoke back up into the Monterey Bay Area.

Extended: Saturday will remain on the smoky side around Monterey Bay but temperatures will begin to warm up slowly through the weekend, peaking perhaps Monday or Tuesday.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for September 1st-7th 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

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This week's normal temperatures:

     --COAST--
LOW: 54ºF  HIGH: 72ºF

     --INLAND--

LOW: 51ºF  HIGH: 86ºF

Updated by Meteorologist Dann Cianca on Wednesday at 6:53 p.m.

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  • Feels Like: 60° F 16° C
  • Wind: 14 mph 22 kph at WNW
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Dew point: 54° F 12° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and steady
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  • Wind: 7 mph 11 kph at West
  • Humidity: 87%
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  • Wind: 6 mph 9 kph at South
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Dew point: 56° F 13° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and steady
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Friday
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Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 26, 2016
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Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 27, 2016
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Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 28, 2016
Monday
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Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on August 30, 2016
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Normal High:73°
Normal Low:56°
Record High: 101° in 2010
Record Low: 46° in 1937
Sunrise:6:31 am
Sunset:7:44 pm
Moonset:1:23 pm
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