SLO County weather forecast for the week of Feb. 3

Special to The TribuneFebruary 2, 2014 

Here is this week’s weather forecast by PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey.

Weather report

A high-pressure ridge will build over California today, producing partly cloudy to mostly clear and dry weather through Wednesday. Temperatures will remain near-normal across the Central Coast through mid-week, with chilly overnight temperatures in the upper 20s across the North County and upper 30s in the coastal valleys.

A cold front will produce scattered rain showers and cooler conditions Thursday as high pressure is nudged westward by a trough of low pressure over the Great Basin.

This morning’s forecast models are in fairly good agreement regarding a system that could bring widespread rainfall to Northern California.

However, the Central Coast may remain mostly dry.

Today’s surf report

Today’s 7- to 9-foot northwesterly (300-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 14-second period) will decrease to 4 to 6 feet (with a 5- to 15-second period) on Tuesday. This northwesterly sea and swell will further lower to 3 to 5 feet by Wednesday into Thursday morning.  

Increasing northwesterly winds Thursday afternoon into Friday will generate 4- to 6-foot northwesterly (300-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to
13-second period) on Thursday afternoon into Friday.

Very low swell conditions are expected next weekend.

Seawater temperatures

Seawater temperatures will range between 54 and 56 degrees through Sunday.

John Lindsey’s Weekly Forecast is special to The Tribune. Contact him at pgeweather@pge.com.

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