A trough of low pressure expected to develop along the California coastline late Tuesday into Thursday will produce decreasing winds and allow the marine layer — the June gloom — with pockets of mist and drizzle to redevelop along the coastline.

Over that period, little clearing is expected along the beaches.

An upper-level low-pressure system will develop about 300 miles southwest of Santa Ynez and produce increasing clouds and much cooler temperatures.

In fact, high temperatures are forecast to only reach the mid-70s on Friday and Saturday.

High pressure may then rebuild back over the Santa Ynez Valley early next week for a general warming trend.

Temperatures are favored to increase into the middle part of next week and should be in the above-normal range.

Not much change is expected heading into the last week of the month.

Santa Ynez Temperatures

Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

55/85 51/76 51/74 51/79 54/82 52/84 53/85

Seawater Temperatures

Pacific Ocean waters along the Central Coast will range between 49 and 52 degrees through Monday.

Surf Report

A 7- to 9-foot northwesterly deep-water swell, with an 8- to 11-second period, is forecast Thursday, decreasing to 5 to 7 feet, with an 8- to 11-second period, Friday into Sunday.

Tropical Storm Maliksi off the Japanese coastline is expected to become extratropical as it travels toward the international dateline.

If the storm develops as advertised, a 2- to 3-foot west-northwesterly deep-water swell, with an 18- to 20-second period, will arrive along our coastline Sunday.

Your Weekly PG&E Safety Tip

Many families and individuals will be hitting the highways soon for a long-awaited summer vacation, and if you’re one of them, be sure you make it home safely afterward.

Drive defensively, obey speed limits, watch for children playing and cyclists on the roads and don’t drink and drive. Buckle up and make sure all your passengers do, too.

John Lindsey is Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant marine meteorologist and a media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com or follow him on Twitter @PGE_John.


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