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Drier and Warmer Weather on the Way

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METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:

November is here and it sure is looking like fall! October wrapped up with 1.07 inches of rainfall above the average. The first 11 days were dry, but then we made up for lost time with rain 17 out of the last 20 days.

The cold front that moved in Wednesday is now moving east and we’re seeing scattered showers behind the storm. We also had a secondary of low pressure that moved into the central valley this morning. This brought another round of heavy rain and some strong winds as well. Mary’s Peak had a wind gust of 70 mph early this morning. The Valley and Coast saw sustained winds of about 20 mph from 5 to 10 a.m.

We’ll continue to see winds from the south between 10 and 20 mph today. Scattered showers will continue through this evening. Highs will be near 60 degrees.

By Friday we’ll be in the clear for the most part. We’ll likely start the day with fog, but eventually see partly cloudy skies. Highs will be a touch cooler, in the upper 50s.

A weak cold front is headed our way for Friday night/Saturday  morning. The brunt of this storm will head north, so the most we’ll see are a few isolated showers early Saturday.

A ridge of high pressure continues to build Saturday afternoon, which will keep us sunnier, drier and warmer through Tuesday.

Don’t forget the extra bonus we get this weekend…time to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night!

Have a great Thursday,
-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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