Cold front cools temps before big holiday weekend warm-up

Posted at 4:30 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 12:48:20-04

Inland locations will see temporary relief from the heat Wednesday as a cold front passes through Northern California.

Daytime highs will drop 10-15 degrees inland. Also, expect a breezy afternoon with gusts 20-30 mph.

At the coast and beaches, the pattern of morning and evening clouds continues as we start the month of July. Low clouds, fog and mist begin the day but we should see decent afternoon clearing at the coast.

Similar conditions are forecast Thursday before a big change for the July 4th weekend.

A strong ridge of high pressure builds in Friday and increases over the weekend. Inland temps will quickly jump back into the upper 90s. Paso Robles is forecast to hit 100 degrees Sunday.

The Independence Day forecast for the coastal valleys looks like upper 70s to mid 80s after some morning marine layer. Beaches will also have an overcast morning but the wind will help give us partly to mostly sunny skies by the afternoon and temps in the mid-70s for the holiday.