We've seen plenty of low clouds at the coast this week and Thursday morning will be no exception. There is weak cold front that will push over the area Thursday, increasing NW winds, and encouraging a very deep early marine layer with areas of mist and drizzle both early Thursday and again early Friday.
Thursday's high will be cool with beaches in the low 60s, as wall as most of the coastal valleys. Parts of the interior should hit the lower 70s.
After that frontal passage we'll see high pressure re-develop and winds will start to crank up. Northeast offshore winds begin Friday during the night and morning hours and that pattern continues thru the weekend.
The offshore winds will warm us up, clear out the skies and dry the air out significantly.
Coastal and interior valleys will jump into the upper 70s and lower 80s while beach temps rise into the low to mid-70s.
Weekend conditions will stay warm to mild. The extended forecast in interesting. Models do not agree on all the timing or details but most sure suggesting a patter change this month. The American GFS model shows a very weak frontal passage next week which doesn't look very capable of producing significant rain (if any local rain at all). However that model has consistently shown a more significant active pattern developing the week of the 25th with a series of low pressure systems moving into the West Coast. Stay tuned as more details emerge in the extended forecast.