Cold lows slowly moderate but weekend highs look pleasant

Posted at 1:45 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 23:25:59-04

The offshore wind event of this week continues to weaken. It was never much of a local event but across both northern and southern California it was some of the worst fire weather conditions of the year.

This morning was another record setter locally with SLO setting a new record low for the date at 34 (37 was the standing record from 2003) and Paso Robles hitting 26 this morning (27 was the standing record from 1971).

We'll see another round of cold morning temps to start Saturday but a few degrees warmer for most locations, still quite a few areas of frost and some freezing lows can be expected again inland, the coast likely will miss frost/freeze conditions tonight.

It'll be hard to complain about the weekend weather for recreational activities, higs in the coastal valleys will be in the mid 70s to nearly 80, inland highs should also be in the upper 70s and lower 80s while beaches run in the 60s to low 70s, not bad for November. Granted we need rainfall.

Models were giving us some hope for mid-November rain, now at best the signals are mixed. The American GFS model thinks we'll be dry past the 16th of November, and possibly longer if it is right about a ridge high pressure just off the coast and a trough too far east.

So, in the meantime looks like we'll see a run of above average temps and dry conditions. We should see some marine layer recovery early next week near the coast, that will at least bring the overnight lows up a hair.