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Warming into the weekend

Posted at 4:00 PM, Jan 21, 2020

There is a weak cold front on the way late tonight into Wednesday morning. It looks very weak and will likely stall just off the coast before sunset. That said, there is a chance of a few showers or drizzle near the coast but I don't think the rain potential is good the further inland you go. Even at the coast I'd say the chances of measurable rain are problably 10-20%.

That chance of showers is done early and skies should become partly cloudy and temps should make a run into the 60s for most.

Thursday and Friday I think we'll see some stronger offshore winds, I like 10-20mph NE winds but there could be local gusts past 30mph. Friday and Saturday the winds come back onshore with more marine layer but temps look to stay fairly steady. I like upper 60s to near 70 for the Central Coast with low to mid 60s inland.

A cold front arrives Sunday morning and moves over the area in the afternoon. Looks like one tenth to a half of an inch of rain is possible but the trend on models has been to back off a little on the rain potential. The cold front will be followed by 15-25mph NW winds by afternoon and clearing skies.

The mid-range models are back to dry solutions into the first week of Feb.