Very quiet weather pattern and warm temps ahead

Posted at 1:42 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 16:58:12-04

High pressure looks to stay parked in the West. There are two centers of surface high pressure — one to the east and one to the west. We’ll see light offshore winds during the night and morning hours with afternoon onshore winds for the next few days. Mostly clear skies and mild to warm weather will result. Highs at the beaches will be in the 60s and lower 70s with coastal valleys in the upper 70s to middle 80s with inland temperatures also into the middle 80s for Thursday.

Additional heating takes place Friday and Saturday with high pressure peaking. Coastal and interior valley temperatures will be in the upper 80s to near 90. The exception will be the beaches, where 60s to mid-70s will be common.

The upper-level ridge which is driving all this will break a little early next week for the return of some onshore flow and marine clouds near the coast.

Long-term models don’t show much of a chance of rain for the remainder of the month. There are hints of a more active beginning of November but that’s highly speculative at this point.