Cool weather surges into the region bringing some shower chances over Labor Day Weekend

Posted at 6:23 AM, Sep 01, 2023

Good morning, Central Coast!

To kick off the morning there is significant cloud cover across the region as marine influence sets up shop.

That is going to continue to cool down the region, so much so that you will want an extra layer with you when leaving the house this morning.

This additional marine influence is just the latest change in a rollercoaster of a weather week here on the Central Coast. We started this week with extreme heat with many locations reaching the triple digits to start the week. Now the temps have fallen dramatically. So what is next?

Temps today will stay much lower than we have seen recently, all thanks to that marine influence, cloud cover and critically a low pressure system spinning to our north helping to keep the high pressure that made the first half of the week so hot far far away.

Temps today will be on the cool side with Paso Robles in the upper 70s, other inland valleys in the 80s, 70s and upper 60s for the coastal valleys and beaches remaining cool in the low 60s.

One critical change to the forecast is the chance for rain Saturday morning. I want to be very clear that this isn't going to make Saturday a wash out but there are rain chances.

The first rain chance is embedded in the dense fog tomorrow morning for the coastal valleys and western beaches. As the air surges onshore some of that mist or drizzle could result in measurable amounts of precipitation.

Additionally along the south coast there will be some actual storms that may pop up overnight Friday into Saturday morning. This will mainly impact the south coast and south facing slopes of the Satna Ynez range. Most locations will see a few hundredths of an inch of rain while mountaintops could see up to a quarter of an inch of rain.

Beach temperatures will be in the upper 50s and low 60s for the next several days with coastal valleys in the 70s and the interior valleys in the 70s and low 80s. These temperatures are slightly below average at beaches and coastal valleys but significantly below average in the interior.

This cool pattern continues all weekend but moderates early next week as temperatures push to near average.

The 8-to-14-day outlook from the climate prediction center calls for warmer-than-average temperatures to return to California with generally dry conditions.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend Central Coast!