A cool and windy start to the week with light showers possible tonight.
A storm diving south is bringing cool weather, gusty winds, along with a slight chance for light rain tonight into early Tuesday morning. Accumulations, if any, will be light mostly a trace to a few hundredths of an inch, while some areas in the mountains may get close to .20".
Strong winds will be the biggest impact from this storm tonight and tomorrow with the coast and inland with west and southwesterly gusts of 20 to 35mph. Strongest winds will be in the mountains and deserts. A Wind Advisory is in effect until 4pm for westerly winds of 35 to 50mph then it will be upgraded to a High Wind Warning until 5am Tuesday for peak gusts of 50 to 60mph and isolated gusts up to 80mph.
The winds will be strong enough in the mountains and deserts for trees and power lines to topple down. Avoid parking near or under trees, pay attention to your surroundings, and secure any outdoor items you don't want to blow away.
A Small Craft Advisory and Gale Warning will be in effect from 2 p.m. today through 5 a.m. Wednesday due to choppy water and strong winds.
Temperatures will return back to normal on Wednesday, with warmer weather as we head into the weekend.
Easter weekend will bring morning clouds clearing to sunny skies with highs trending near normal. We'll see 60s for the coast and mountains, low to mid- 70s inland and low-90s in the deserts.
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