4/14//14 Forecast

Hope everyone in SoCal enjoyed the ‘cool’ weather the last few days as things will warm up once again today and tomorrow as offshore flow dominates the weather. The forecast said it was going to be much warmer than it will be, but things could still dip into the 90′s for the interior valleys. The other weather event will be some locally gusty winds across the region, possibly getting above 40 mph for near foothills and mountain passes. Late Friday night looks to bring back a small chance for some showers. For now, highs in the lower 80′s/upper 70′s, lows in the 50′s, light winds for the most part with an occasional strong gust, and mostly clear/partly cloudy skies. 

4/7/14 Weather Forecast

High pressure and offshore winds will keep things warm In Southern California getting possibly into the 90′s for interior valleys today and tomorrow. It will almost feel like a preview for summer through Wednesday until the high pressure weakens and a nearby low helps cool things down for the latter half of the week. There may be a small chance for drizzle Friday morning from marine layer development, but it’s a bit hard to say at this point if this will happen. For now, highs in the 80′s, lows in the 50′s, light winds for the most part, and mostly clear/partly cloudy skies. 

4/3/14 Forecast

Although temperatures will warm up somewhat for Southern California today, a weak frontal system may bring in a shower or two to the region. The rain looks to be mostly refined to (and North of) the Central Coast for Friday afternoon/evening (SLO and Santa Barbara) but still has a low probability and should be drizzle mostly and an under a tenth of an inch in total. After the weak front, things look to be on a warming trend through the rest of the weekend as well as into early next week. For now, highs in the 60′s, lows in the lower 50′s/upper 40′s, light winds for the most part, and partly cloudy skies. 

3/31/14 Forecast

The second frontal system will impact SoCal late tonight bringing in a chance of light scattered showers into Wednesday. Along with the rain (and snow at higher elevations greater than 5000 feet or so), there will be cooler temperatures, some locally gusty winds and a very small potential for t-storms for the Central Coast (near SLO). Total accumulation for this system look to be no more than a quarter of an inch in most areas with locally more in the foothills and less near Ventura county coasts. Highs in the mid-lower 60′s, lows in the lower 50′s/upper 40′s, some locally gusty winds at times otherwise light, and mostly cloudy skies with a small chance of rain.

3/28/14 Forecast

Some fairly interesting weather is ahead for Southern California as a series of storm systems approach the region in the coming week. Today and tomorrow temperatures will warm a bit due to an upper level ridge, before seeing a shift to cooler weather with a small chance of rain starting late Saturday night into Sunday morning. Rainfall totals for this system look minimal (less than a tenth of an inch mostly) but more can be expected for the Central Coast (near a quarter of an inch) with some snow accumulation around and above 6000 feet. The next system approaches around Monday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon. Rainfall totals look to be more than the first, but not by too much at this point. And yet another round of rain looks to start Thursday. Overall, chances of rain are slim but at this point anything is better than nothing for the extreme drought that we are currently having. For now, highs in the lower 70′s/upper 60′s, lows in the lower 50′s, light winds for the most par, and partly cloudy skies.

3/24/14 Forecast

A deep marine layer will keep things cool for Southern California for the coastal areas and valleys, but there is slightly warmer weather expected for the mountains and deserts. A low pressure approaches Tuesday bringing in a small chance of rain for Tuesday night to Thursday morning. Total accumulation for this event looks to be around a tenth of an inch in most areas with more near the foothills that could get almost an inch. Otherwise, highs in the lower 70′s/upper 60′s, lows in the lower 50′s, light winds for the most part, and partly/mostly cloudy skies.

3/20/14 Forecast

A brief cooling trend is expected for Southern California through Saturday that could provide some very light drizzle for the morning hours of Friday and Saturday from the deepening marine layer. Early next week high pressure will dominate and will warm things back up a bit before once again cooling down by the end of the week. There doesn’t look to be any major rain events in the forecast future as of right now. Highs in the lower 70′s/upper 60′s, light winds for the most part, and partly cloudy (more cloudy at coasts) skies.