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Thursday will likely be the coolest day of the week

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Posted at 5:04 AM, Aug 06, 2020

"June Gloom," "No Sky July," it's only fitting that some meteorologists and forecasters refer to this month as "Fogust." Increasing marine layer along the coastline could actually produce some precipitation throughout the morning commute. By the afternoon, northwesterly winds should help mix out these cloudy conditions over the coastal and inland valleys, but gradual clearing through the early afternoon will take place for local beaches.

The trough of low pressure making its way over the state is helping cool temperatures down on the Central Coast.

In some cases, inland valley communities could experience daytime highs nearly 15 degrees below average. Most coastal areas will have temperatures close to five degrees below average, which means daytime highs for the beaches will range from the low to mid-60s. For areas across coastal valley regions, temperatures will struggle to get out of the 70s.

Breezy northwesterly winds will remain in the forecast Thursday, with wind gusts from 20-30 miles per hour. These breezy conditions are expected to decrease over the weekend just as daytime highs begin to gradually increase. Foggy morning skies are still expected Saturday and Sunday morning for the beaches and coastal valleys, but the inland valleys should stay mostly clear throughout the weekend.