Good morning, Central Coast! Happy Wednesday!
As we start off the day there is significant marine layer and cloud cover across the region. At the beaches this will be mainly low cloud cover but in the interiors it will lead to limited visibility for the morning commute.
Today's forecast is all about the transition between the low pressure that has kept us chilly with clouds and the high pressure that will skyrocket our temperatures.
To start off the day we will be closer to the cooler low pressure that we have seen recently with cool and cloudy conditions, by mid day the high pressure will begin to take over forecast.
The clouds will not clear out quick enough to really change our temperatures but it will set us up for better warming Thursday and into the weekend.
Today highs will be in the 50s across some of our beaches but will get into the 60s in the coastal valleys. Interiors will reach the 70s.
Much more significant warming will take place Thursday into the weekend. Some morning cloud cover is still expected but will b quick to dissipate.
Sunday will bring us the warmest temps of the forecast. 70s and 80s return for the coastal valleys with interior temps warming into the upper 80s and lower 90s. Temps may back off a little Sunday into next week. Those temps will still be warm.
The 8-14 day is largely unchanged with models indicating the ridge being so amplified on week 2 of this forecast to allow return flow of monsoonal type moisture and energy into California. Some rain and scattered thunderstorms are possible in the deeper extended forecast. Most of the activity will be in higher elevations, but some drift off those locations into coastal valleys is possible and will have to be monitored when these dates get closer.
Have a great day!