Weather Update: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 (5:30 a.m)
Temperatures this week will remain several degrees above average, warm but not excessive. Monsoonal moisture will dry out through Tuesday, decreasing the chances of thunderstorms. Thunderstorm chances elevate Wednesday through Friday as monsoonal flow returns.
A Detailed Look at August 14th:
Moderate rip current risk. Water temperature 76-79. Surf from the southwest, 2-3 ft with sets to 4 ft.
Temperatures Thursday warm, 2-5 degrees above average. Coastal highs 76-79, normal around 76. Inland highs 84-88, normal around 85. Mountain highs 80-89, normal around 88. Desert highs 103-108, normal around 106.
Patchy marine layer clouds extend nearly 20 miles inland, concentrated in areas south of CA-52 as of 4 AM observations. Additional development may occur through sunrise, particularly along the coast thanks to weak onshore flow. Clouds clearing by 11 AM.
The Week Ahead:
Monsoonal moisture will dry out for the weekend as high pressure settles directly over the Southwestern US. This will bring slightly warmer temperatures, decreased chance of thunderstorm activity.
Surf increasing through Friday morning as a Southern Hemisphere swell enters the Southern California Bight. Dangerous swimming conditions may occur with strong rip and longshore currents.
Monsoonal flow may return next week as high pressure centers itself over the Four Corners. Thunderstorms may return to San Diego County mountains late next week.