|Damp forest floor. Lighthouse Field. Santa Cruz.|
GFS still is showing a wet storm actually impacting our region next weekend. I've got to say, I have little confidence in this thing still a week out. I am hopeful. Just not confident. It basically looks like a one-two hit right now. Or rather, one and a half hit. Anyhoo, if things play out as modeled this morning, we could expect some cooling by next Friday, increasing clouds and a chance of rain as early as Saturday. The system is a slow moving, possibly hanging around until Monday. That is the one part. The two part would be a colder, much drier system to effect us through the middle of the week. Not too much to talk about right now, other than speculation. Yet, it does look like another dose of cold air could follow the systems as high pressure again sets up, but with a distinctly north flow. Ultimately, not really enough of a system to excuse the rest of the month of rain. We need a hell of a lot more than what thee two may bring. At least other parts of the state are getting precipitation this weekend. Hell, it is even snowing (lightly) up at Kirkwood right now. Even the mountains near L.A. are expecting a bullseye inch of rain this weekend. So, there is that.
I'll keep you updated. In the meantime, enjoy the surf. It is pretty darn nice out there this weekend.