The Central Coast had low clouds and the South Coast had breezes as we began the first Monday of August, but everyone had plentiful sunshine by the afternoon. Tonight and tomorrow morning will be similar for everyone with some low clouds pushing into the Central Coast and breezes keeping the South Coast clearer. Lows will range from the upper 50s to the mid 60s.
A ridge currently over the Southern Plains will build a little westward on Tuesday and Wednesday, and that will bring a slight warming trend to our already warmer-than-average weather. There will be some low clouds and fog, but it won't last long. An area of low pressure off the coast will push onshore Thursday and Friday, and that will bring more clouds and slightly cooler temperatures, but highs will stay above average for August.
As that area of low pressure continues its inland push, another trough will approach from the northwest. This will maintain the overall trough pattern over the West Coast, and we will still have some morning clouds followed by afternoon sun this weekend and early next week. Highs and lows won't change very much, staying in the seasonable range. No rain is in our forecast now, but a slight chance exists by the middle of next week.