Ben's Weather Forecast Updated: Wednesday, Oct 21 @ 07:48am
The forecast remains on track for a big cool-down this weekend, with just one more days with above-normal temps. Expect another nice day out there today under sunny skies with highs in the lower 70's, westerly winds 5-10mph at times. A trough of low pressure will approach the west coast Thursday and Friday, increasing the onshore flow and pushing temperatures back down into the mid-60's. With the stronger onshore flow, we'll also experience west to northwest winds gusting 10-20mph at times. This trough will pass through our area over the weekend, bringing us our first taste of cold fall weather with daytime highs only reaching the 50's, we could even struggle to get out of the 40's at resort level. Overnight lows will also be rather chilly with lows dropping into the 20's. The is a slight chance of showers over the weekend, mainly another marine layer driven event which ordinarily doesn't reach our elevation, so most of the light precip should remain along and west of the coastal slopes. However, the marine layer could deepen enough to squeeze out a few light showers or flurries Sunday night. A drier offshore flow will develop early next week leading to more cool and breezy weather, it appears fall is finally here!