More crisp mornings and mild afternoons ahead

Posted at 1:00 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 20:52:53-05

There isn't a lot more to say about the current weather pattern. The arching ridge in the upper atmosphere over The West doesn't apprear to be moving.

This sets up a pattern of weak offshore winds developing during the morning, shifting out of the northwest and increasing to 10-15mph NW winds in the afternoon will continue through Friday.

These offshore winds should be just strong enough to keep the inland valleys clear. However, areas of marine low clouds with patchy dense fog is expected during the night and morning in the inland valleys and along the coastline.

The air continues to be very dry and with clear skies in the SLO County interior... lows in the upper-30s in the morning, warming to the mid-80s in the afternoon will be common.

Coastal lows will be in the 40s with highs in the mid-70s. The beaches will range between the high 50s and mid-60s.

I think we stay dry to the middle of November, if not longer.

Models agree that not much happs thru the 17th or 18th but show some signs of a potential pattern break after that. That said, that portion of the modeling is speculative and optimism should be held in check until we get a bit closer to that time frame.