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Entering a pattern with limited rain potential

Posted at 3:50 PM, Jan 23, 2020

Offshore winds return tonight, generally 5-15mph but some localized gusts past 20 are possible. If fact this pattern continues again Friday night into Saturday morning.

This will likely mean that any marine clouds which come in during the afternoon onshore winds should get pushed out during the overnight hours.

High temperatures return to the low 70s Friday and Saturday with some places even venturing into the middle 70s.

A mostly dry cold front will arrive Sunday morning. The offshore pattern of the couple days preceding will mean the front has very little available moisture to work with. We could see some sprinkles or light showers, but I think there is a better chance that most locations stay dry.

The more impactful element of it will be to crank up NW winds to 15-25mph which will bring temps back down into the 60s for most with partly cloudy skies.

After that most mid-range models like dry conditions into the middle of Feb. As we talked about yesterday on KSBY the monthly outlook is for below average rainfall, and so is the 3 month outlook. February is when we typically pile on the biggest winter rains.