Warm and dry once again, cooler as we head into next week

The sky over the Central Coast
Posted at 4:41 AM, Nov 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-25 12:51:10-05

Happy Friday Central Coast!

We had a truly amazing Thanksgiving here on the Central Coast with abundant sunshine and warm temperatures through the daytime hours. Now for Black Friday our pattern is going to shift slightly.

We start that shift with a bit more cloud cover working its way into the region from the North. This will stay as mid to high level cloud cover but may bring in some localized fog.

Lots of warmth and sunshine today, many of the day time highs are sitting in the upper 70s, some coastal valleys will reach the 80s today. This will make for fantastic conditions for those headed to stores for Black Friday deals. Another set of good news in our forecast is that winds are starting to die down at least here on the Central Coast. Gusts up to 30 mph are possible but unlikely.

Those gusts are associated with a moderate to strong Santa Ana wind event that is making for very high fire danger and dangerous gusts in the LA Basin. Here on the Central Coast we are thankfully on the edge of the system.

Today, thorough the weekend are some more busy travel days across the country as people return from Thanksgiving. Here is a look at the potential travel impacts into the weekend.
For most of the country there are no travel concerns, some rain will move into the PacNW Saturday that could slow travel.

The next couple of days those highs will back off little by little. The 60s are likely through the weekend as we cool down significantly thanks to passing cold fronts.

Highs will be in the 50s for much of next week as we fall into a more undettled pattern. That being said it is unlikely that we will see any measurable rain through much of next week .

The most robust rain chance is late next week with a cold front and associated low crossing the region. I don't think that this will stick together based on our recent pattern with model predictions. That being said there is a chance for some very much needed rain! I will feel better about putting this slight chance of rain in the forecast if the models are still liking rain by Monday.

Have a great day Central Coast!