Megan's Forecast: Much cooler end to the week

Deepening marine layer with patchy morning fog

Marine layer clouds with patchy fog will be the story through the morning with clearing inland by mid-morning. Expect uneven clearing at the beaches with some stubborn clouds lingering there into the afternoon. High clouds will stream across the sky today which should lead to a colorful sunset tonight.

 

Temperatures have already starting cooling down near the coast but areas inland will finally get a real taste of the cooler weather. The valleys will cool 5 to 10 degrees today with a 8 to 13 degree drop in the mountains and today will be the last day of 100's in the deserts.

 

Temperatures plummet another 5 to 15 degrees tomorrow away from the beaches with another 2 to 6 degree drop on Friday, which will be the coolest day of the week. Highs will be below average Thursday through at least Saturday.

 

The cooling is due to a storm passing by to the north which will act to thicken up the marine layer Thursday and Friday with possible sprinkles to a few light showers overnight Thursday into Friday morning. We'll see slower clearing these days with only partial clearing at the coast.

 

The winds will pick up over the mountains and deserts this afternoon through Friday as the storm moves through. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the deserts from 5pm today through 8am Friday for gusts of 30 to 50 mph. While the mountains aren't in the advisory gusts of 40 mph will be possible there.

 

High pressure returns this weekend with faster clearing of the marine layer along with warming temperatures into next week.  Expect highs in the mid-60s to near 70 at the coast and mid-70s to mid- 80 for the valleys this Memorial Day Weekend.

 

 

Wednesday's High Temperatures:

Coast: 64-71°

Inland: 74-82°

Mountains: 73-86°

Deserts: 102-107º

 

10News Pinpoint Weather Meteorologist Megan Parry. Follow me on Twitter @10NewsParry

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