Marine layer and onshore flow contribute to weekend cooling trend

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Aug 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-08 19:14:00-04

Temps continue to cool today but high pressure returns to warm up temps this week and into the weekend.

A deeper marine layer and stronger onshore flow are contributing to a cooling trend this weekend.

Patchy fog will continue to push into coastal communities with increasing evening and morning cloud cover. Otherwise, mostly sunny skies are anticipated for the rest of the region.

Some low clouds lingered for several beaches into the afternoon but sunny elsewhere. Low clouds could expand along the coast later this evening.

Breezy southerly to westerly winds are expected across much of the area this afternoon, with stronger gusts in the foothills and mountains.

Temps Monday are expected to be a near normal for the coast and valleys, to a few degrees above normal for far interior valleys, mountains, and deserts. It should turn warmer for most areas on Tuesday as high pressure builds.

For Sunday, daytime highs at the beach look to reach the mid-60's, with mid-70's for coastal valleys and mid to upper 80's for the interiors.