WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: Sunny, breezy, and cooler. Increased fire threat. Highs: 68 to 72 inland, 66 to 70 coastal. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Clear and cool. Lows: 40 to 44 inland, 46 to 50 coastal. Light wind.
THURSDAY: Sunny and continued cool. Highs: 66 to 70 inland, 62 to 66 coastal. Light and variable wind.
DISCUSSION: That stretch of sunny weather everyone has been waiting for will be with us for the most part the rest of this week and into the weekend. But the cooler air that has plagued us so far this spring has also returned. Both of these are thanks to a Canadian high pressure that will control our weather for the next couple days.
Gusty northwesterly winds today will not only bring in slightly below normal temperatures, but when coupled with the very dry atmosphere and low relative humidity there will be an increased fire threat. So it is advised to put off doing open burning until another day.
That Canadian high pressure will be over us tonight bringing clear skies and light winds. Some of the deeper inland spots could dip into the upper 30s!
Southwesterly winds eventually kick in a head of another cold front for late Friday. This front could again bring a narrow line of showers and even thunderstorms late Friday evening.
Sunny and warm weather returns for Saturday, but the weekend forecast hinges on the potential for a cold front dropping in from the north and just how far south it can get. The biggest impact this will have will be in the temperatures. If it stay to our north, we stay warm. But if it drops to our south Sunday could be 10 or more degrees cooler than Saturday.
MARINE: Northwest 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet near shore. Surf temp: 60 degrees.