Quiet weekend with some cooling before more active weather next week

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

The ridge of high pressure will weaken this weekend as a weak upper-level low pressure system develops over California.

As we get into Saturday and Sunday morning marine clouds and onshore flow become will be more dominant with temps dropping into the 60s and 70s near the coast with 70s and low 80s inland. Temps continue to cool into the middle of next week.

Next week could see the return of rain but it looks light to me. Some marine drizzle is possible in the early week, but late Wednesday into Thursday a more significant system looks to impact the state. After some early bullish model returns the latest outlooks agree on a weaker system with less than .50″ falling (in fact .10-.25 look more likely). Another system is possible for next weekend with a third possible early to the mid point of the following week.

Rain still possible next week after warm weekend

by Dave Hovde, KSBY meteorologist

Morning offshore winds will still fuel temps in the 80s in coastal valleys Friday, even the beaches look to hit 70s. There will be afternoon onshore winds but generally under 20mph.

The ridge of high pressure will weaken this weekend as a weak upper-level low pressure system develops over California.

As we get into Saturday night and Sunday night and morning marine clouds and onshore flow become more dominant with temps dropping into the 60s and 70s near the coast with 70s and low 80s inland. Temps continue to cool into the middle of next week.

Next week could see the return of rain but it looks light to me. Some marine drizzle is possible in the early week, but late Wednesday into Thursday a more significant system looks to impact the state. After some early bullish model returns the latest outlooks agree on a weaker system with less than .50″ falling (in fact .10-.25 look more likely). Another system is possible to close the month.

April 16th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 53/78
Atascadero 39/79
Avila Beach 51/83
CA Valley 32/78
Cambria 45/70
Corbett Canyon 54/80
Cuyama 39/78
Goleta 45/79
Hearst Castle 55/72
Lompoc 39/81
Los Osos 50/71
Morro Bay 52/68
Oceano 48/78
Orcutt 41/80
Paso Robles 38/82
Pismo Beach 52/68
San Luis Obispo 45/80
Santa Barbara 51/84
Santa Maria 45/81
Santa Ynez 37/81
Shandon 36/82
Shell Beach 52/68
Solvang 39/82
Templeton 38/77
Vandenberg AFB 44/72

April 15th, 2015 weather watcher reporter

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 48/80
Atascadero 42/75
Cambria 55/67
Corbett Canyon 51/80
Cuyama 36/67
Goleta 46/72
Lompoc 48/81
Los Osos 53/71
Morro Bay 51/70
Nipomo 52/76
Oceano 53/80
Orcutt 56/80
Paso Robles 35/77
Pismo Beach 53/79
Pozo 36/73
San Luis Obispo 52/78
Santa Barbara 53/79
Santa Maria 47/80
Santa Ynez 41/81
Shandon 30/78
Shell Beach 53/79
Solvang 43/82
Templeton 41/77
Vandenberg AFB 52/72

Clear skies and warm temps into the weekend, changes next week.

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Morning offshore winds will be strong at times into Saturday, it’ll fuel temps in the 80s to near 90 in some coastal valleys especially Thursday and Friday, even the beaches look to hit upper 70s and 80s over that period. There will be afternoon onshore winds but they’ll develop well after some of these warm temps have happened.

The ridge of high pressure will weaken this weekend as a weak upper-level low pressure system develops over California.

As we get into Saturday night and Sunday night and morning marine clouds and onshore flow become more dominant with temps dropping into the 60s and 70s near the coast with 70s and low 80s inland. Temps continue to cool into the middle of next week.

Next week could see the return of rain but it looks extremely light to me. Could see something late Monday night into Tuesday resulting in hundredths of an inch, and prospects for the rest of the week also look minimal but at least a pattern slightly more optimistic than the one this week. There could be another weak event Wednesday mostly northern SLO county, but again hundredths of an inch is the potential if it happens. Much cooler however with lots of 60s highs.

April 14th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 47/76
Atascadero 44/71
CA Valley 35/65
Cambria 44/74
Corbett Canyon 47/77
Cuyama 45/62
Goleta 47/68
Hearst Castle 44/67
Lompoc 46/77
Los Osos 49/72
Morro Bay 50/72
Nipomo 45/76
Oceano 45/76
Orcutt 42/76
Paso Robles 49/75
Pismo Beach 49/78
San Luis Obispo 46/77
Santa Barbara 54/73
Santa Maria 44/78
Santa Ynez 46/79
Shandon 39/75
Shell Beach 49/78
Solvang 47/82
Templeton 42/71
Vandenberg AFB 46/63

Strong winds today turn offshore in extended forecast

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Winds this afternoon and evening will be 20-30 with some gusts past 45mph for the Central Coast and the gusts in the Santa Barbara county mountains could reach 60mph into Wednesday morning. There are a number of advisories for this. Please follow @TVDave on twitter and get the KSBY weather app for all the latest and active advisories relating to weather.

Those strong winds will hold temps back in the mid-60s at the beaches and low to mid 70s elsewhere, but a high pressure will build across the Central Coast on Wednesday with northeasterly winds each morning thru Friday.

The afternoon winds look to turn each day back to onshore which will keep temps from going straight up, but a warm-up is in store and 80s will return for some and the beaches should see 70s for highs.

A more typical pattern returns as the weekend arrives with night and morning marine clouds and onshore flow with temps dropping into the 60s and 70s near the coast with 70s and low 80s inland.

Next week could see the return of rain but it looks extremely light to me and both long term models I use refuse to agree on the outlook. Could see something late Monday night into Tuesday resulting in hundredths of an inch, and prospects for the rest of the week also look minimal but at least a pattern slightly more optimistic than the one this week.

May 13th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 49/63
Atascadero 43/68
CA Valley 37/79
Cambria 46/59
Corbett Canyon 48/68
Cuyama 46/80
Goleta 56/67
Hearst Castle 48/72
Lompoc 54/66
Los Osos 47/59
Morro Bay 48/58
Nipomo 50/60
Orcutt 51/68
Paso Robles 44/76
Pismo Beach 51/59
Pozo 39/75
San Luis Obispo 48/68
San Miguel 42/70
Santa Barbara 57/73
Santa Margarita 42/70
Santa Maria 50/67
Santa Ynez 46/77
Shell Beach 51/59
Solvang 48/78
Templeton 42/70
Vandenberg AFB 52/66

Winds should roar on Tuesday

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Our week started off with ample coastal clouds and while they could return for a short stay Monday night into Tuesday morning, the big story will be the developing winds for the second day of the week.

A cold front pushes through the area in the morning and as high pressure works in behind the departing front winds will pick up dramatically. I like winds to be 15-30 with gusts near 45mph in the late afternoon and early evening before diminishing to about 15mph by midnight.

Winds then quickly turn offshore for Wednesday through Friday mornings, but afternoon onshore winds do return each day so temps will warm but not to uncomfortable levels.

A more typical pattern returns to close the week of night and morning marine clouds near the coast with temperatures dropping to near normal.

The big question is the next chance of rain in the forecast, there are some indications of light rain potential early next week but only one model has it. Regardless, no real drought relief in sight.

April 12th Weather Watcher Report

By LiLi Tan, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 55/79
Atascadero 42/84
CA Valley 39/79
Cambria 49/69
Cayucos 52/79
Corbett Canyon 54/82
Cuyama 45/75
Goleta 52/69
Hearst Castle 52/74
Lompoc 43/68
Los Osos 45/68
Morro Bay 52/59
Nipomo 45/74
Oceano 45/73
Orcutt 44/77
Paso Robles 42/86
Pismo Beach 51/77
Port San Luis 52/76
San Luis Obispo 51/80
San Miguel 42/84
Santa Barbara 56/77
Santa Maria 48/73
Santa Ynez 43/81
Shandon 50/81
Shell Beach 54/83
Solvang 43/83
Templeton 43/85
Vandenberg AFB 53/73