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Central Coast weather returns to a more typical pattern

Posted at 3:43 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 20:30:53-04

The Central Coast was somewhat fortunate over the weekend to avoid flash flooding and lighting as the leftovers of former hurricane Genevieve passed thru California. The other transition the Central Coast made was to much milder temperatures. This morning the marine clouds returned to coastal areas and the night and morning return looks likely most of the week.

The temperatures look near average across the board: inland areas will see highs in the 90s and upper 80s while coastal valleys experience 70s and 80s and most beaches will return into the 60s and lower 70s. There doesn't look to be too much daily variation. I think winds pick up in the afternoons the second half of the week for better marine clouds clearing but pretty subtle difference.

The overall set-up features an upper level trough off the coast setting the Central Coast into the SW flow (which is a generally a harbinger of milder temps). At the surface is it NW afternoon flow, onshore which is a mild direction. The trade-off will be occasional smoke from fires to our north but shouldn't be nearly as bad as it was last week.