More cloud cover to keep temps low for Memorial Day

Cloud cover over the North Coast near San Simeon
Posted at 6:34 AM, May 29, 2023

Good morning, Central Coast. As we kick off Memorial Day there is some cloud cover and light drizzle. That will not stop any commemorative events today.

Today there will be limited clearing of all the cloud coverage throughout our region, due to the strong onshore flow pattern that is causing the marine layer to deepen, as it keeps temps moderately cool. This is all thanks to a low pressure sitting just to the north of us and bringing continued cloud cover and onshore winds.

The low wind speeds throughout the Central Coast have made it quite difficult for many of us to see the clearer skies that we are used to enjoying during the summer.

Although the summer season is starting to kick off for many people across the region, temps will be cooler than average as we make our way from May Grey into June Gloom.

Some areas along the coast and valleys might see some light drizzle this morning, the best chance is along our north coast of SLO county.

Similar, cool conditions are expected to last a few more days with continued onshore winds and overhead clouds. This will keep temps low across SoCal. By mid week the low pressure that is north of the Bay Area today will move south and sit just offshore of the Central Coast, Wednesday it will move onshore and bring eve more dense fog and is expected to be the cloudiest day in the forecast. This also brings another chance at drizzle in the morning hours.

Thursday things will start to turn around and more sunshine will be featured each afternoon, this will warm temps a little Thursday and Friday. The real change will be on Saturday when a ridge will begin to form offshore. This will warm up temps significantly in the interiors (upper 80s) but minimally elsewhere.

Have a great day Central Coast!