Warmer conditions into the weekend

Posted at 11:46 AM, Jan 22, 2020

A cold front washed out near the Central Coast this morning after producing only a few stray showers. Now high pressure is building in, it will produce an afternoon onshore (NW) wind but those winds turn offshore in the mornings Thursday trough Saturday. That will produce clear to partly cloudy skies and mild temps. I see the coastal valleys near or into the lower 70s Thursday and Friday with inland valleys in the upper 60s. For the Southcoast I like us in the lower to middle 70s for the next few days.

Offshore winds will be locally strong and gusty during the night and morning hours, generally a 10-15mph offshore push but some gusty spots could see gusts as highs as 30-35mph.

There is a storm system dropping in from the Pac NW on Sunday. Initially this system looked good on modeling but over the last few days it is becoming clear that the front is looking weak and several days of offshore winds could eat into the system's potential to produce much rain.

I think it is more likely we'll see less than .10" than over it. Perhaps the largest issue will be the NW winds 15-30mph Sunday afternoon.

If we want to look down the road the generally dry pattern continues and doesn't look like much is cooking thru the second week of February