After a few warm days, this coming week will provide fairly cool temperatures for Southern California thanks in part to an upper level trough and a series of low pressure systems. The mostly cloudy skies this morning should dissipate no later than this afternoon and there is a small chance of rain on Friday, but even if this happens, it does not look like it will provide too much accumulation at this point. The other main weather story are strong winds for the Central Coast and near mountain passes possibly getting above 40 mph. For now, highs in the 70′s/upper 60′s, lows in the 50′s, some locally gusty winds at times otherwise light, and partly cloudy skies.
As an upper level trough approaches the SoCal region, temperatures will still be cool as well as increase clouds through early Saturday with a small chance of showers for early Friday. The scattered rain (drizzle) looks to be mostly confined to the morning hours in the mountains, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a sprinkle at times throughout Friday elsewhere but it really depends on the cloud coverage. Much of the weekend into Monday will warm back up into the 80′s for the valleys, until Tuesday where things will cool down once again. For now, highs in the lower 70′s/upper 60′s, lows in the 50′s, light winds for the most part, and partly/mostly cloudy skies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.