Deepening marine layer and drizzly conditions Friday morning

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Posted at 5:07 AM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 09:43:30-04

The Central Coast and South Coast regions are waking up to foggy skies and, in some areas, patchy drizzle. These conditions are expected to linger throughout most of the morning, but weak ridging that is pushing up against the west coast could allow for some afternoon clearing.

Temperature-wise, daytime highs for the inland valleys will be well below average with maximum temperatures close to the mid-70s. The coastal valley temperatures won't be that far off from those of the inland valley communities with daytime highs right around the low to mid-70s. While slightly cooler, the beaches will have fairly average temperatures right around the low to mid-60s.

Looking ahead to Friday night, a cold upper trough from the Pacific Northwest will dig into California through Saturday that will push cloud cover into the coastal valleys and beaches. These conditions will likely continue to produce drizzle throughout the morning. As far as clearing goes for Saturday, there could be a reverse clearing situation where the inland areas stay mostly cloudy and the coastal areas clear beforehand.

Temperatures will remain cool through the start of next week.