Here is this week’s weather forecast by PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey:
A strong ridge of high pressure over California will produce gentle to moderate (8- to 18-mph) Santa Lucia (northeasterly) winds during the morning hours, clear skies and warmer temperatures throughout the Central Coast today into Wednesday. In fact, inland temperatures will reach the low 90s, and the coastal valleys will hit the low 80s on Tuesday and Wednesday. The beaches will climb into the low 70s during the late morning hours before the northwesterly winds cool the shoreline in the afternoon.
An upper-level trough will then approach the Central Coast on Thursday, causing the ridge of high pressure over the area to weaken and skirt eastward. This condition will produce persistent northwesterly winds, which will help to aid in the formation of night and morning marine low clouds, fog and areas of drizzle starting Thursday and continuing into Sunday. This condition will produce a cooling trend throughout our area.
Today’s surf report
Fresh to strong (19- to 31-mph) northwesterly winds along the California coastline will generate a 4- to 6-foot northwesterly (310-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 11-second period) today, increasing to 5 to 7 feet with the same period Tuesday.
An 8- to 10-foot northwesterly (305-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 7- to 13-second period) will develop along our coastline Wednesday into Thursday.
A 5- to 7-foot northwesterly (295-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 8- to 11-second period) will develop along our coastline Friday and will remain at this height and period through next Monday.
Arriving from the Southern Hemisphere
A 1- to 2-foot Southern Hemisphere (185-degree, deep-water) swell (with a 19- to 21-second period) is expected to arrive along our coastline Saturday, increasing to 3 to 4 feet (with a 16- to 18-second period) Sunday and next Monday.
Seawater temperatures will range between 51 and 54 degrees through Tuesday, increasing to 52 and 56 degrees Thursday into Sunday.• • •
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