Good morning Central Coast! Happy Friday, we have almost made it to the weekend!
To kick off the morning there is some widespread dense fog thanks to the marine layer.
Thanks to this there is a dense fog advisory in place through 9am for the beaches across the region. This is similar to yesterday with less exptent into the coastal valleys.
The dense fog will begin to clear quickly but will linger along the beaches. That will not only mean more cloud cover but the marine air will help to temper heating at the beaches today.
90s are expected in some interior valleys, 60s and 70s in the valleys and a the beaches.
The weekend will start off with a carbon copy of today, highs in the 90s in the interiors, cooler at the coasts. Sunday is where it will get interesting.
The high pressure will begin to falter Sunday, this will cool temps slightly across the board as a cold front begins to plunge south.
The true temp dip will be Monday when temps, even in the interiors will struggle to reach out of the 60s. The cooler temps are nearly certain at this point, more uncertainty is within the rain chances. At this point models are begining to get more detail about the expected showers.
I think we will see some showers as early as Tuesday, but the bulk of the chances are moving in slightly later, Wednesday morning to Thursday. When the low arrives, some models just show it hanging around for days for dramatically cooler weather with highs in the 60s across the board and on-and-off rain from Wednesday to the close of the week (and possibly longer). Some models like cool air handing around into the 12th. That’s a cold start for May.
So, then the question becomes how much rain we could see. And the answers remain all over the board from over an inch to only scattered light showers falling. Right now splitting the difference would be my call with totals up to .75” but the exact positioning of the trough and duration are significant factors…so this outlook is sure to change. I think higher rain potential is still possible.
Have a great weekend Central Coast!