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May Gray sticks around with more mild afternoon temps

Onshore flow will strengthen over the next few days. This will keep the night and morning low clouds intact with slightly below average temperatures on Friday.

SAN DIEGO — May gray kicked off our Wednesday before we were basking in the sunshine by the afternoon hours. For the rest of the night, expect the marine layer to roll in again and stick around through Thursday morning. This will be the case into the start of the weekend. 

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The continued onshore flow will have low clouds filling in the coastal basin. This is courtesy of a trough of low pressure over the West. As west winds pick up and help deepen the marine layer, there will be the potential for patchy drizzle on Friday and Saturday mornings.

Temperatures were a little warmer inland on Wednesday. The passage of the trough will push cooler air in and lead to daytime highs peaking 5° to 10° below seasonal on Friday.

THURSDAY'S FORECAST:

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Gusty winds will be felt throughout the county, but the strongest winds will be in the mountains and desert. Those winds will pick up speed tomorrow evening and be even stronger on Friday afternoon. 

Expect gusts up to 45 mph and isolated gusts up to 50 mph. They will be strongest along the desert mountain slopes. This is why temperatures will take a hit. Though strong, wind speeds look to fall short of the advisory criteria. 

THURSDAY vs FRIDAY GUSTS:

Credit: KFMB-TV Weather Dept.
Credit: KFMB-TV Weather Dept.

AT THE COAST THROUGH THURSDAY:

Expect sets up to 5 feet. Surf heights will increase to 3 to 5 feet as a high risk of rip currents continues through Friday.

Credit: KFMB-TV Weather Dept.
Credit: KFMB-TV Weather Dept.

This weekend will be mild. By the start of next week, Monday will be a few degrees warmer as high pressure starts to move in. It will be a transition day. Temperatures will peak above seasonal as high pressure strengthens over the Southwest Tuesday through Thursday. Widespread 70s are expected along the coast with 80s inland and triple digit heat in the desert.

Credit: KFMB-TV Weather Dept.
Credit: KFMB-TV Weather Dept.