|Lazy Sunday. Wilder Ranch SP.|
A few days ago the models suggested some light precip making better inroads into the state on Wednesday and again this coming weekend. Colder air was supposed to accompany that second one. And while the upper elevations (like above 8000') will drop from highs in the 50s, to highs in the mid 40s, we will likely see little difference on the coast. The cold air spills down to our east. The central valley will drop from highs in the mid to upper 70s to the low 70s. So, yeah, we could see the cold air spill on us as well. But it does not look like that will happen. Could be a nice five days of very moderate weather. Early next week, we could see a system try to dive down the coast at us, but confidence is very low at this point.
I guess the most significant weather feature this week for us on the coast is the strong spring wind developing on the water today. West cliff should have a solid WNW flow this afternoon. Up to 25 knots on the open coast. Good solid wind for those with kites or sails. Not much swell on the water, but those winds will whip up some local waves, and a small mid period swell is due to arrive from the WNW. Nothing special, but as those local breezes back off Thursday, the surf should be in the fun range. Maybe even building a bit for the weekend. Next chance for wet weather looks to be next Monday or beyond. Enjoy the nice parts of drought.