Quiet weather week for the Central Coast

Posted at 3:47 PM, Feb 10, 2020

There is an upper low spinning over far Southern California, this feature will pull out overnight into early Tuesday. It did provide rain for So Cal but locally only a trace was reported on the Southcoast Sunday, otherwise no local rain fell.

There are some strong northeast winds over southern California as well with some high winds warnings in LA and Ventura counties. Again we are too far away for advisory level winds, in fact local offshore flow looks pretty weak early Tuesday. We will see mostly sunny skies Tuesday with upper 60s inland and upper 60s and lower 70s near the coast.

With generally light winds on Wednesday I think some low cloud formation at the coast looks favorable, so temps Wednesday could take a slight step backward.

There is a weak trough Wednesday night into Thursday, I think by Friday another trough comes in to deepen marine influence and cool temps a bit more, but I don't see rain. There is a third trough on the way Sunday but with looks too far east to bring rain. Into early next week looks like the only thing to consider is pace of the winds with these trough passages.

Even in model fantasy land, the 16 day outlook shows nothing for much of California. Remarkable, rare but not impossible for February.