|Empty waves within view of the Bush Compound. Wells Beach, Maine.|
Sunny mornings through Labor Day, as a decent looking storm moves through the Gulf of Alaska first pushes brisk north west winds over our outer waters, blowing out the fog. Then break down the pressure gradient, and maybe even giving us the first real off shore flow of the season on Monday. Look for it. Light sea breeze should pick up by the afternoon. Then we will likely return to foggy mornings. Expect mid 70s here in town through the holiday, maybe a touch cooler after that. Labor Day itself looks like a nice one if you plan to head to more wind exposed areas, like Natural Bridges or one of the many beautiful beaches just north of town.
I still see a slight chance for some showers on Monday. But it is hard to really look at that, when at the same time a solid storm is forecast to develop along the Aleutian chain. Now recall, a week or so back, that the current small system in the Gulf was model quite a bit stronger. But, it kind of looks like fall out there right now. This current storm will send us waves, and likely a spell of nice weather. And it could even bring rain. Think about that as we finish off August.
In short, it is going to be some great weather in Santa Cruz. Some wind in the afternoons, but if you can get yourself out of the breeze, it will be warm. Lighter winds on Monday. Maybe fog returns on Tuesday. More as we get closer.