We are headed off to the West Coast for our forecast today. It’s a bit off the beaten path where weather is concerned, but sitting just north of Los Angeles, the actual path is pretty well beaten.
At 1151AM, PT, Oxnard was reporting a temperature of 73 degrees with mostly clear skies. There was a stout southwest wind across southern California which was helping to scour the surface of any potential lower level fog or clouds, despite the onshore flow. A sharp, high amplitude pattern is moving through the western US, allowing for gusty winds across the region.
Expect tomorrow to be largely influenced by a sharp ridge of high pressure straddling the west coast, leading to warm temepratures and continued breezy conditions. As with today, expect Oxnard to see temperatures that are cooler than the higher terrain inland. An equally high amplitude trough is expected to move into the west coast overnight Thursday into Friday morning. The feature won’t carry enough cold air far enough south to produce any rainfall for the coast, but it will tamp down on the breezy conditions in the area, as well reintroduce the threat for morning fog and clouds, with some of those clouds lasting into the afternoon on Friday.
Tomorrow – Mostly clear, with some fog in the morning, High 70, Low 51
Friday – Mostly cloudy, High 65, Low 54
TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny skies, High 70, Low 53
Friday – Some clouds early. Mostly sunny along with windy conditions during the afternoon. High 70, Low 53
AW: Tomorrow – Sunshine and patchy clouds High 70, Low 52
Friday – Sunshine and patchy clouds High 70, Low 55
NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 70, Low 54
Friday – Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, High 67, Low 54
WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 70, Low 54
Friday – Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy, High 67, Low 54
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 70, Low 54
Friday – Partly Cloudy High 68,, Low 54
FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy throughout the day. High 75, Low 56
Friday – Partly cloudy starting in the evening. High 71, Low 55
We all ended up circling the same target. Here is a look at the night time satellite, with not much to see.