Weather Forecast

Heat coming inland, but comfortable at the coast


A strong ridge of high pressure builds over the area through the end of the week bringing the hottest temperatures to inland areas since last summer. Onshore flow will keep coastal areas comfortable and occasional low clouds in the forecast but we may see some reduction of low clouds toward the end of the week.

BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT

The National Weather Service has issued a BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT until Thursday night for coastal areas, in particular southwest facing beaches. The dangers include strong rip currents and large shore breaks. 

Overnight: Low clouds and patchy fog for coastal areas and possibly even into adjacent inland valleys. Coastal lows in the low 50s with mid 40s to low 50s for inland valleys and 60s for inland hills.

Wednesday: Low clouds/patchy fog in the morning, giving way to sunny skies for all but immediate coastal areas through the afternoon. Low clouds will hug the coast for most of the day but may be patchy in nature at times. Coastal highs will range from the upper 50s to low 70s with low 80s to low 100s inland. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon.

Thursday: Low clouds/patchy fog in the morning, but sunny in the afternoon for most areas. A few low clouds may linger near the coast, but not as extensively as previous days. Expect coastal highs from 60º to the mid 70s and mid 80s to mid 100s for inland areas. Breezy for inland valleys in the afternoon.

Extended: High pressure's influence is maximized on Friday with inland highs in the 90s to 100s. Places like Bradley and the Pinnacles could top out as high as 106º-107ºF. Coastal areas will warm up a bit but onshore flow will keep temperatures mild... with highs ranging from the mid 60s to upper 70s. High clouds will be on the increase Friday into Saturday as an upper level low approaches from the west. There is a slight chance of showers on Sunday, but not a lot of moisture may reach the ground. Temps will cool inland day by day into early next week and coastal areas will return to cool, cloudy conditions by Monday and Tuesday.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for June 8th-14th calls for slightly above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.

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


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This week's normal temperatures:

     --COAST--
LOW: 51ºF  HIGH: 68ºF

     --INLAND--

LOW: 47ºF  HIGH: 79ºF

Updated by Meteorologist Dann Cianca on Tuesday at 6:04 p.m.

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Wednesday
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52°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on June 01, 2016
Thursday
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68°F
52°F
Partly Cloudy
Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on June 02, 2016
Friday
Clear
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52°F
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Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on June 03, 2016
Saturday
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Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on June 04, 2016
Sunday
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Updated at 11:00 PM PDT on June 05, 2016
Monday
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Weather Almanac

Normal High:69°
Normal Low:52°
Record High: 90° in 1997
Record Low: 42° in 2000
Sunrise:5:49 am
Sunset:8:19 pm
Moonrise:2:49 am
Moonset:3:25 pm
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