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The King Tides are back, as are seasonal temperatures approaching

Onshore will keep the marine layer intact with very cool temperatures until the start of the weekend. Santa Anas returns on Sunday with chances of wet weather next week.

SAN DIEGO – King Tides is back on our shores. The new moon creates an additional pull on the excessive morning tides and a massive oscillation between our tides. Tides will not coincide with excessive waves. Therefore, minor tidal flooding is hardly anticipated on flood prone seashores like Cardiff State Beach and Imperial Beach.

Now is a good time to take a look at our tidal pools, as well as La Jolla. The hyperlink below has a list of beautiful places across the county this weekend.

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Movements on land will keep our marine layer intact with low clouds along the coast and scattered fog in the valleys. Fog will become dense in places this evening through Saturday morning with visibility reduced to 1/4 mile or much less on occasion. A Dense fog view was issued for the interior valleys of San Diego County.

Cool temperatures will continue into the early part of the weekend. Daytime highs will reach near seasonal sub, west of the mountains. On the other hand, temperatures will rise above average as much as possible in the mountains and the desert.


  • Coast near 67 °
  • Inner valleys near 67 °
  • Mountains near 52 °
  • Desert near 71 °

The second half of the weekend will mark the return of the winds from Santa Ana. Locally, the northeast winds will blow from 15 to 25 mph with gusts of up to 40 mph. Stronger gusts of up to 50 mph are possible in the Santa Ana Mountains and the Inland Empire. This will result in high hearth climatic conditions in the mountains on Sunday.

It will be a fast wind opportunity. A low voltage dip will fall on Tuesday. This will trigger westerly winds with gusts of up to 50 to 60 mph in the mountains and the desert from Monday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon. The trough will even lead to a deepening of the marine layer and a slight probability of mild showers from Monday evening to Tuesday morning.

A strong achievable storm is expected to occur sometime during the week. Models hint at a possibility of rain on Thursday and Friday. Early model runs suggest it is possible to reach 0.50 ″ west of the mountains with the return of strong westerly winds. Of course, more details in the days to come.