Here is this week’s weather forecast by PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey:
The Central Coast is situated between a weakening high-pressure system to the east and a developing upper-level trough off the coast. Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy Monday into Tuesday as the low-pressure trough offshore helps direct a plume of upper-level moisture into California. As a result, cooler temperatures are expected. The North County will reach the high 80s, while the coastal valleys will hit the low 80s. High temperatures along the beaches will range from the high 60s to the low 70s.
Strong to gale-force (25 to 38 mph) afternoon northwesterly winds will develop along the coastline Wednesday into Friday. These winds will bring night and morning low clouds and fog in the coastal regions, as well as cooler temperatures along the beaches.
The upper-level low-pressure system will depart the region, allowing for high pressure to rebuild into the Central Coast, bringing warmer conditions by the weekend with above-normal temperatures. High pressure will likely invoke gusty Santa Lucia (northeasterly) winds during the night and morning hours. In addition to increasing fire danger, the winds will also hamper the formation of coastal low clouds and fog along with the cool afternoon sea breeze that provides relief for the coast.
Monday’s surf report
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Monday’s 4- to 6-foot northwesterly (315-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 7- to 11-second period) will decrease to 3 to 5 feet with the same period Tuesday into Wednesday.
Strong to gale-force (25 to 38 mph) northwesterly winds will generate 4- to 6-foot northwesterly (315-degree, deep-water) sea and swell (with a 5- to 9-second period) Thursday into Saturday.
Abnormally warm seawater temperatures (61 to 65 degrees) will continue along the Central Coast through Wednesday morning.
Strong to gale-force northwesterly winds Wednesday afternoon into Friday will increase the amount of upwelling and bring cooler ocean temperatures.
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