Sub-tropical air continues to push in and rain is possible again

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Hot weather returned to inland areas today and Tuesday looks even warmer. Paso Robles hit 105 on Monday and more of that flavor is on the way until later this week, in fact humidity looks to be on the increase as well. Some of the lows this week in the valleys will be in the 60s.

Closer to the ocean, night and morning marine low clouds and afternoon onshore winds will keep the beaches and coastal valleys from getting very hot.

The upper level ridge is so amplified that we are in the return flow area, and southerly flow will pull instability into the area and models are showing some Wednesday and Thursday potential for showers and thunderstorms.

The ridge breaks down as the week ends for cooler weather and marine low clouds for the 4th near the coast during the night and morning hours.

June 29th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 58/75
Atascadero 57/100
Cambria 58/66
Corbett Canyon 55/81
Cuyama 66/95
Goleta 60/76
Hearst Castle 56/87
Lompoc 57/66
Los Osos 57/64
Morro Bay 56/61
Paso Robles 57/105
Pismo Beach 58/67
Pozo 59/106
San Luis Obispo 57/79
Santa Barbara 64/88
Santa Maria 57/74
Santa Ynez 55/90
Shell Beach 58/67
Solvang 57/85
Templeton 55/102
Vandenberg AFB 54/69

June 28th, 2015 Weather Watcher Report

10155118_1004837652880045_4003121034339526987_nBy RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 58-78

Bradley 58-95

CA Valley 61-97 Wind gusts 50 mph

Corbett Canyon 56-80

Creston 54-90

Cuyama 65-93

Goleta 58-79

Hearst Castle 56-71

Lompoc 52-72

Morro Bay 56-62

Nipomo 55-82 Wind gusts 19 mph

Orcutt 52-73

Paso Robles 57-93 Wind gusts 25 mph

Pismo Beach 57-66

Port San Luis 56-69

Pozo 57-101

Santa Barbara 58-74 Wind gusts 20 mph

Santa Maria 56-73 Wind gusts 18 mph

Santa Ynez 54-82

Shandon 57-98

Shell Beach 57-66

Solvang 55-81 Wind gusts 17 mph

Templeton 54-85

Vandenberg 56-65 Wind gusts 24 mph

Slight chance for showers Monday, along with hot and humid weather

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

A ridge of high pressure over the Central Coast will push varying amounts of monsoonal moisture into the region through late week. We are seeing a 20 percent chance of showers for both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties on Monday. We will continue to see patchy low clouds and fog along the beaches into the evening and becoming more widespread overnight. Otherwise, we will see partly cloudy skies. Winds will be in the range of 15 to 25 mph in the evening, with higher gusts possible. There’s a chance for thunderstorms through the week for upper elevations.  Warm and humid weather will linger through much of the work week. Onshore winds strengthen and will bring some cooling over the holiday weekend.

June 27th, 2015 Weather Watcher Report

wx0627shodeechapmanBy RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Arroyo Grande 52-75

Bradley 54-97

CA Valley 56-97

Corbett Canyon 53-76

Creston 54-89

Cuyama 61-94

Goleta 56-73

Hearst Castle 50-67

Lompoc 55-72

Morro Bay 56-63

Nipomo 55-79

Orcutt 56-79

Paso Robles 52-87

Pismo Beach 54-65

Port San Luis 56-65

San Luis Obispo 53-78

Santa Barbara 61-77

Santa Maria 57-76

Santa Ynez 52-86

Shell Beach 54-65

Solvang 54-84

Templeton 51-80

Vandenberg 55-67

Clouds, fog, and a very slight chance for showers for some areas on the Central Coast

By RaeAnn Christensen, KSBY Forecaster

Subtropical moisture from a high pressure system will bring a slight chance for showers, mostly for those in Southern part of the Central Coast. It’s about a 20-percent chance overnight into Sunday. Other areas will continue to see mid to high level clouds through the weekend. We will also see overnight into morning fog for the coastal areas. Thunderstorms are possible for the higher elevations for most of next week. It will be hot and muggy in the inland areas. Interiors are expected to reach triple digits once again. Onshore winds will keep the beaches and coastal valleys cooler. The ridge of high pressures is expected to move out late next week bringing temperatures down gradually.

June 26th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 55/65
Atascadero 55/90
Avila Beach 55/68
CA Valley 57/103
Cambria 56/70
Cayucos 56/73
Corbett Canyon 53/73
Cuyama 63/101
Goleta 58/70
Grover Beach 55/65
Hearst Castle 57/73
Lompoc 54/73
Los Osos 56/63
Morro Bay 54/61
Paso Robles 55/98
Pismo Beach 55/63
Pozo 56/100
San Luis Obispo 54/74
Santa Barbara 68/77
Santa Margarita 54/99
Santa Maria 54/75
Santa Ynez 52/91
Shandon 56/102
Shell Beach 55/63
Solvang 52/89
Templeton 55/89

Weekend inland temps down before a warm and muggy spell

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

The ridge of high pressure that has control over the area continues to amplify into the weekend and some southerly flow underneath the ridge will being sub-tropical moisture northward over most of California on Sunday into the middle of next week, possibly longer.

That will produce more high clouds and the potential thunderstorms and scattered rain next week.

There will also be some notable mugginess, especially inland.

The biggest threat for rain and storms will be inland and across higher terrain and really a larger threat elsewhere, though small chances exist here.

Lightning is a fire concern at this point so potential needs to be taken seriously.

Prior to all that the weekend is transitional, there will be low clouds at the beaches with afternoon clearing and a field of scattered high clouds overhead. Inland temps will be in the 80s Saturday and near 90 Sunday before jumping over 100 next week with muggy air and warmer overnight lows.

Late next week the ridge looks to break a little and sets up a slightly cooler 4th though it is too soon to be very specific about fog forecasting at beaches there appears to be the chance for some (an annual battle).

June 25th, 2015 weather watcher report

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Arroyo Grande 52/66
Atascadero 51/92
CA Valley 55/98
Cambria 60/54
Corbett Canyon 51/80
Cuyama 59/96
Goleta 59/70
Lompoc 54/70
Los Osos 51/63
Morro Bay 52/59
Paso Robles 53/95
Pismo Beach 54/59
Pozo 53/98
San Luis Obispo 52/82
Santa Barbara 61/79
Santa Maria 54/76
Santa Ynez 50/93
Shandon 53/98
Shell Beach 54/59
Solvang 52/92
Templeton 53/92

Marine clouds make a comeback and next week has some thunderstorm potential

by Dave Hovde, KSBY Meteorologist

Inland areas will be breezy the next few afternoons but at the coast winds have actually calmed a bit and the reduction in mixing means the low clouds and fog associated with the marine layer will be a larger part of the forecast.

Tomorrow we’ll see more mid-90s in the inland valleys of SLO county with coastal valleys in the mid-70s. Beaches will range from the upper 50s at the coolest spots to the mid 60s elsewhere with limited or partial clearing.

The ridge of high pressure that has control over the area continues to amplify into the weekend and some southerly flow underneath the ridge will being sub-tropical moisture northward over most of California on Sunday into the middle of next week, possibly longer.

That will produce more high clouds and the potential thunderstorms and scattered rain.

There will also be some notable mugginess, especially inland.

The biggest threat for rain and storms will be inland and across higher terrain and really a larger threat elsewhere, though small chances exist here.

Lightning is a fire concern at this point so potential needs to be taken seriously.

Late next week the ridge looks to break and sets up a slightly cooler 4th though it is too soon to be very specific about fog forecasting at beaches there appears to be the chance for some (an annual battle).