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Temps warm thru the weekend

Posted at 4:06 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 20:44:22-04

High pressure is pumping back up again and temps could again near 90 for some Thursday and Friday. Even when the high pressure eases off a bit temps still look to stay 5-10 degrees above average.

The jet stream is in a ridge over the West promoting surface high pressure and offshore winds in the night and morning hours, even gusting at times at some prone locations to 20+mph.

Templeton Sunset by Cecil Horton

We’ll see this again tonight but the peak of the surface high pressure looks to be Thursday and Friday when those 90s are possible in some coastal valleys and also possibly the interior.

This air is also remarkable in that it is very dry so the overnight lows inland can even drop into the 30s and low 40s yet still recover into the 80s to near 90. Beaches look to have mid 70s potential much of the next 7 days.

I am still not excited about rain potential in the extended forecast. The American GFS model is showing a strong low and a cold front passing around the 10th but it looks to be a one-off potential showery rain rather than a pattern shift. I think modeling shows more ridging other than this possible event.

American Model outlook for Nov 10th afternoon