We ended our week with more brilliant sunshine and above-average temperatures around California's Central Coast, but hints to the changes in our weather pattern started this afternoon. The ridge that brought the quiet, warm, bright weather will start breaking down this weekend, and the marine layer will become a bigger player in our weather going forward. We can expect patchy coastal fog tonight with seasonable lows mainly in the 40s.
This weekend a broad trough will start taking shape over the West Coast, and the cooler marine air will continue pushing further inland Saturday and Sunday. Coastal areas can expect morning fog followed by afternoon sunshine and more seasonable highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Inland locations will have more sunshine with highs staying in the upper 70s and lower 80s through the weekend.
Next week the pattern shift continues with even more widespread low clouds and fog which will last longer each morning before dissipating. We will still get afternoon sun after the morning fog Monday and Tuesday, but most highs will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s. The latter half of next week will bring a few small disturbances that may yield light rain, but little is expected at this time. We'll welcome every drop, though! Highs will be in the 60s.