Inland temperatures on the rise, marine influence fighting back

Spectacular conditions over Cambria Tuesday
Posted at 4:25 AM, Jul 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-27 12:53:50-04

Good Morning Central Coast!

Marine influence this morning is confined to very similar areas as previous days with some dense fog staying put in the coastal valleys and beaches, even with some building into the San Miguel area as additional marine fog builds in from the Salinas River Valley.

The summer weather pattern is living up to its reputation here on the Central Coast: wide contrasts of conditions in a compressed space. Inland heat is building again over the next few days, pushing to 100 on Thursday and then backing off a bit for the coming weekend to near average.

Elsewhere we've seen night and morning low clouds with the marine clouds backing up to just off the shore and moving in again nightly. This has kept beaches and near coastal valleys mild. The afternoon winds have also been garden variety, up to 30mph in some spots.

Off to the east, we are watching the summer monsoon with some scattered thunderstorms making it into eastern CA and even into the Sierra but not this far west. Areas east of LA have a fighting chance of a few afternoon thunderstorms over the weekend. It will be something to watch but will not make it to us.

There is some mid-level steering flow that is trying to drive the instability in our direction but modeling shows it coming up short over the next few days.

Aloft there is SW flow in the upper atmosphere, it will shift a little into Thursday but some trough development thru the upper flow likely backs temps off over the weekend to near average. I could get deeper into the analysis but weather conditions only evolve slightly up then down into the weekend.

Have a great day Central Coast!