|March 2011 @ 7750'. This is a two story building. Can you remember when it used to rain and snow?|
Mid to upper 70s for town, with parts of downtown and wind protected areas like Harvey West maybe pushing up to 80F. Don't get too excited. This is not our indian summer, as fog is looking to return to Santa Cruz this evening. There is a chance this is wrong, as the small scale rain system to our north and west could help sweep out the marine layer. This morning's model run suggest that by mid day tomorrow, Wednesday, the storm will be pushing into the OR/CA border region. As it hits the coastal mountains the system begins to fall apart, and moisture spreads southward. We have a chance for some light overnight, and early morning showers late Wednesday and into Thursday. Nothing heavy. Less than a tenth of an inch, if anything. Chances greater for rain as you move north, but it does not look like much moisture will get very far inland.
Otherwise our weather is the typical, uneventful late summer foggy mornings and sunny afternoons. Next week we could be seeing a transition to autumn like weather. Just on time. No bet getting placed yet, but the models are suggesting a large high pressure beginning to set up over us and stretching well inland. This could subdue the moderate north west flow and fog machine. More on that later this week as we get closer. As for the storm that was on the fantasy charts for a few day, for late next week, has gone the way of the unicorn. More on all of this later. If it looks like the showers are imminent and super likely, I'll post up tomorrow. Otherwise, just plan for maybe some light rain Wednesday night, and clean up your yard.