An offshore flow will continue to produced beautiful weather through
New Year’s Day with sunny skies, mild temperatures and breezy
Preliminary storm analysis:
High pressure centered over Oregon will move southeastward while
intensifying. A long wave trough will move to a position off the
the California coastline and will become established. Before it
shifts eastward, three weather systems are expected to move through
our area on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
The winds will shift out of the south and high-level clouds will move
over our area on Wednesday afternoon and night.
The first weather system in the series will move on shore on Thursday
afternoon with scattered rain showers and fresh to strong southeasterly
The next and stronger system will slam into our coastline on
Friday afternoon, bringing heavy rain and strong to gale force
southerly winds. Rain will continue through Saturday morning,
ending by Saturday afternoon.
Another strong system is forecast to move on shore on Sunday with
the potential for more heavy rain and high winds. Snow levels will
be lower with this system, perhaps down to 2500′ by late Sunday.
Rain fall totals could reach 4+ inches by next Monday.