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Cold air arrives

Posted at 4:46 PM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 21:00:06-05

Frost advisory in place for the Central Coast tonight and even colder air Friday into Saturday could prompt a hard freeze near the coast. The interior valleys will be in the mid to upper 20s both nights. Daytime highs at the coast will be in the 50s and low 60s with inland daytime highs in the lower 50s Friday and upper 50s Saturday.

There will be offshore NE winds tonight, gusty in places with another wind advisory in the SB county mountains, passes and canyons. Some gusts could be near 50. At the Central Coast winds 10-20 with local gusts past 25mph are possible. But this is dry air so temps won’t pop like they often do with offshore events. A front passes over the area this weekend but the air is too dry for it to produce rain.

Next week we get some offshore events to keep skies clear to partly cloudy and temps rebound a little into the low to mid 60s at the coast.

Medium range models look to like a series of storms for the Pac NW and northern CA the second week of Jan. We could get in on some rain, but the pattern looks busy.