Gusty NW Winds Bring Cooler And Drier Air Today

Hello everyone!

Current observations this morning show the long-awaited cold front just about to clear the coast. NW winds are already in progress across the mountains behind the front. Today’s weather will be dominated by a familiar pattern that we haven’t gotten to enjoy much recently: upslope/downslope. The mountains will see plenty of cloud cover as air is forced to rise up the NW slopes. As that air descends the SE slopes of the mountains, it warms and dries, leading to sunny conditions along the coastal plain. All models are in agreement that temperatures will be moving downward today, so the “high temperature” is whatever you’re seeing right now. For the mountains, this means that temperatures in the mountains will fall from the low 50’s this morning down through the 40’s this afternoon before arriving in the 30’s this evening. Temps along the coast will be about 10 degrees warmer with morning 60’s cooling to afternoon 50’s and evening 40’s.

-Jack

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