Warm final days of October, even warmer to begin November

Posted at 6:27 AM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 20:07:25-04

The final days of October will be unseasonably warm and the forecast for early November looks to be even warmer.

Morning low clouds and fog have redeveloped along the Central Coast Friday. Visibility may be reduced to a quarter-mile or less in some locations. By mid-morning, offshore flow will pick up enough to produce sunny skies and above-average temperatures.

At the beaches, highs will be in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Coastal and inland valleys will warm up into the mid to upper 80s.

The Halloween forecast is a bit spooky in that daytime highs will climb into the upper 80s, even low 90s for the coastal and inland valleys.

Offshore winds will strengthen early Sunday morning and into Monday. The combination of dry conditions, highs in the 80s and 90s and locally gusty offshore winds means there are concerns for critical fire weather.

Remember to turn your clocks back an hour on Sunday morning - we are "falling back" for Daylight Saving Time. This is the good one where we gain an hour of sleep. In spring, we "spring forward" and lose an hour.

The warm and dry weather continues through next week. Then, we're monitoring the possibility of a significant cool down and rain chances. Models are hinting at precipitation late next weekend but it's a low-confidence forecast at this point with little agreement on an exact date for rain.