Winds turn offshore and crank up into the weekend

Posted at 12:54 PM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 21:03:47-05

A cold front will continue to push across the area into early Friday morning.

We'll see a lot of marine layer with along with areas of mist and drizzle into early Friday morning. There are also ample high clouds streaming from the SW additionally filtering sunlight.

The weather turns quickly however as offshore winds develop later Friday morning. At fist the offshore winds will not be that strong but they'll pick up and be locally strong (15-25mph with higher gusts) Froday night into Saturday morning. The offshore winds will back off later Saturday into Sunday morning.

The offshore flow will manufacture clear skies,dry air and warmer temperatures. We'll see high 70s to mid 80s essentially everywhere on the Central Coast, warmer than average for November.

Winds become more onshore Sunday into Monday which will return cooler temps and some coastal clouds. NW winds become quite strong Tuesday and Wednesday at 15-30mph.

While models show a frontal passage around the 21st, I think it looks more promising for rain beginning the week of the 25th.