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Mild temps for holiday weekend with morning clouds and afternoon sunshine

While afternoon high temps will cool each day into the Fourth of July, inland valley locations will still see highs in the 80s under plenty of afternoon sunshine.

SAN DIEGO — Temperatures have been slow to cool since most areas peaked early this week and although we will continue to see a daily drop in afternoon high temperatures, we will likely remain in the 70s along the coast and 80s inland for each afternoon through the Fourth of July holiday. 

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The weekend will present a challenge each morning and late night with an expansive marine layer along the coast that looks to stretch through many local valley floors. This could present a challenge for fireworks on Monday night, but with a ridge of high pressure building around that time frame and fireworks usually coming just following sunset, there's not much concern of expansive clouds causing an issue. A few light patchy clouds cannot be ruled out. 

FRIDAY HIGHS:

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San Diego was showing off prior to the sunrise for all the visitors in town. A mix of low clouds and mid clouds greeted us Friday morning from San Miguel and gave us a gorgeous display to start the morning. 

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The trough of low pressure will continue to move in and usher in drier northwest winds. As those winds pick up speed during the afternoon hours across the mountains and desert, this air flow will elevate fire weather concerns as temperatures stay warm and humidity lowers in the afternoons and evenings. This will be the case through Saturday.

Credit: KFMB-TV Weather Dept.

AT THE COAST THROUGH FRIDAY:

The surf will remain 2 to 4 feet as a moderate risk of rip currents continue through Saturday.

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

A series of lows sweeping by to the north will keep a trough pattern established over the West through the 4th of July. As mentioned, expect a repeat marine layer pushing in coastal low clouds and patchy inland fog each night and morning through Monday. This will aid in dropping the temperatures to the near to below seasonal range. 

SEASONAL (AVERAGE) HIGHS:

  • Coast: near 74°
  • Inland valleys: 87°
  • Mountains: 82°
  • Desert: 106°
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For the rest of the week, the trough will weaken as high pressure builds over the Southwest. This will lead to a gradual warm up across the county into the start of next weekend. 

Additionally, models are hinting at the potential for monsoonal moisture and thunderstorm potential by the end of next week. As of Thursday evening, the confidence is low. Therefore, I'm just adding high clouds to next Friday. Could change in the days ahead. 

Credit: KFMB
Credit: KFMB


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