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It would be easy to say more of the same for the coming future. But there are some interesting features. Low pressure to our north will push east today, ushering in a cooling trend. Mid 70s today become upper 60s tomorrow. It will also be followed by a high pressure getting its toe in place, which can only mean an increase of northwest winds in the afternoon, after the fog burns off. Rain well to our north will give the fog a better chance of bringing a drizzle. Marine layer returns Tuesday overnight. Lows in the mid 50s all week. Wednesday is another day with northwest winds, and highs back down in the mid 60s. By Thursday, we will begin to see the pressure gradient move north, returning us to a slack or south flow by Friday. Hard to say what will happen on Thursday wind wise. Could go either way at this point. Anyway, the interesting thing if for next weekend.
Hurricane Andres off of Mainland Mexico. Dude is kicking up some swell, which is currently hitting SoCal. We might see a bit of this, but it is pretty steep south. The storm is starting to fall apart, but is still packing a bunch of moisture. Moisture which is being pulled up through Baja and SoCal as early as Saturday, and could bring us some rain along the south face of the Santa Cruz Mountains. One projection is over a half inch in areas. These moisture waves typically contain unusually warm air, which is good for producing thunderstorms. These type of systems are rare for us here. My son tells me that we don't have thunderstorms in Santa Cruz. Only in Maine and New York. I usually correct him and explain that we rarely have thunderstorms. Might be able to prove myself correct on Sunday. We are still a week away from this happening, and everything needs to play out right. Hoping we get to see some lightning. That would be cool. More later, as things just got interesting.