|Grey days, grey gulls. It is always fun to be at the water's edge.|
All that said, it is still quite uncertain if we will get any rain at all in Santa Cruz. We will be lightly brushed by this system, before the core dissipates and migrates north in the Gulf. Regardless, it is nice to see some water falling in some parts of the state. And did you notice how the dust even settled for a day or two? Pretty cool. Timing looks to be a replica of last week, with rain impacting the coastal communities from late Wednesday through the morning hours on Thursday. Clouds likely to linger Thursday and clearing out Friday afternoon. High pressure begins to take a hold then.
We start off on the southern edge of the high pressure that builds to our north. Expect some north west winds developing as the high gets squeezed by lows continuing to move across the norther Gulf waters. Slowly, the high fills out more, and we begin see it shift south. As we get more centered under it, along it's north side, we would see the off shore warm flow begin. As in, autumn weather. Far from certain, but there is that forecast for warmth seven days out. By ten days, it looks quite nice. On the other hand, those low pressures to our north could always punch through and bring more rain. Time will tell.
More on this week's possible rain, and next week's possible warmth in a few days. Until then, go outside. It is beautiful out there.