Friday afternoon high temperatures will be near seasonal average.
- Coastal highs 64°-73°, normal around 69°.
- Inland highs 71°-78°, normal around 75°.
- Mountain highs 67°-77°, normal around 60°.
- Desert highs 82°-86°, normal around 78°.
At the beaches, water temperature is 60°-64° with a low rip current risk. Waves are 2'-3' from the southwest with a modest west-northwest swell mixed in. The UV index will peak at 4 (moderate).
Some patchy fog at the higher elevation inland locations will soon dissipate after sunrise. Friday will be mostly clear with mild temperatures.
THE WEEK AHEAD:
Stronger high pressure will build into the Great Basin Saturday into Sunday. offshore winds will prevail, leading to drier air and warmer temperatures. Sunday afternoon highs will reach 10-15 degrees above average. Fog will be back into the mix Friday night into Saturday morning.
Low pressure strengthening over the West Coast will send temperatures Monday through most of the next week. Temperatures will be well below average by midweek.
Tuesday night, there is a slight chance of some light rain, mostly in the mountains. The chances will increase into Wednesday, where the bulk of the rain event is forecast to occur. On Wednesday, rain will be widespread and may reach moderate intensity at times. Current forecast models show the rain continuing into Thursday morning as the system moves eastward. Light showers may linger in the east county into Thursday afternoon.