Here is this week’s weather forecast by PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey.
Lower temperatures will develop Monday into Tuesday as a trough of low pressure swings into the Central Coast with extensive marine low clouds with pockets of mist/drizzle, as well as a chance of rain Monday evening through Tuesday morning.
In fact, the European weather model is advertising nearly a quarter of an inch of rain Monday into Tuesday. Scattered thundershowers may develop along the Tehachapis, Sierra Nevada and higher elevations of Santa Lucia Mountains. Monday’s high temperatures will only reach the 70s throughout the Central Coast.
A cold front will pass Wednesday, producing strong to gale-force northwesterly winds along the coastline. Strong to gale-force afternoon northwesterly winds will continue to develop along the coastline through Saturday, producing blustery and mild weather along the beaches. Away from the shoreline, fair, dry and warmer weather is forecast Thursday through this weekend as a weak ridge of high pressure will gradually build over California.
Monday’s surf report
Monday’s 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (305-degree, deep-water) swell (with an 8- to 10-second period) will remain at that level through Tuesday.
Strong to gale-force northwesterly afternoon winds will generate a 3- to 5-foot northwesterly (315-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 10-second period) along our coastline Wednesday, increasing to 4 to 6 feet with the same period Thursday into Saturday.
Abnormally high seawater temperatures (60 and 66 degrees) will continue along the Central Coast through Wednesday morning. Strong to gale-force northwesterly winds Wednesday afternoon through Saturday will increase the amount of upwelling and will provide lower ocean temperatures.
Seawater temperatures will decrease to 58 and 64 degrees Wednesday, further lowering to 56 and 60 degrees Thursday into Saturday.
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At PG&E, your safety is our first concern. Be especially careful if it rains Monday and Tuesday. After a long dry period, the first rain releases oil and grease that has accumulated on our roadways, creating slippery conditions. Please sl-o-o-o-w down and give yourself extra time to reach your destination. Driving too fast is the
No. 1 cause of accidents on wet days.